Technology giant Samsung Electronics will use IoT technology and nutrition science in a collaboration with Nestlé to provide new insights into healthy living.

Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Centre will work with the food company’s Institute of Health Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland, using bio sensors and advanced multi-modal technology to help gain a better understanding of health and wellness.

The goal of the two companies is to “empower individuals to better manage their own health and wellbeing by providing relevant and contextual recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness.”

Samsung’s ARTIK IoT platform, semiconductor expertise and its global platform of smart devices will combine with Nestlé’s expertise in nutrition and biomedical science to “give the human body a voice”.

The partnership's aim is to create a new digital health platform to provide more personal and meaningful insights, thereby inspiring health living.

“We are delighted to enter this collaboration with a global leader in the field of sensor technologies,” said Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé’s chief technology officer said in a statement.

Samsung Electronics’ president and chief strategy officer added: “Today, we live in an era of smarter living brought about by the convergence of technology and life science.”

“It’s an era where the data from smart sensors and devices in our daily life such as mobile phones, wearables and smart refrigerators can help us to understand our nutrition and activity and guide us towards a healthier lifestyle.”