Technology can help you improve your life and your business, as this week’s Top 5 blog posts from SAP Business Trends demonstrates via less-than-wafer-thin biometric appliques, video game-based exercise and targeted promotions.

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Biostamps transferred directly onto the skin can measure heart rate, temperature and even UV exposure.

No. 1: The Future of Healthcare: Electronic Tattoos?

Flexible circuits can be many times thinner than a human hair, yet robust enough for transfer onto skin. Michael Mischker inks a story about biocompatible devices for monitoring heart rate, temperature, UV exposure and brain signal data for use by wearers and their physicians.

No. 2: Unite and conquer. See how the integration of CAD and other tools helps you bring better products to market – faster

The ever-increasing pace of technological advances puts a lot of pressure on manufacturers to be more innovative. Thomas Ohnemus quickly conveys how the new SAP Engineering Control Center will help companies expedite their delivery of cutting-edge products and services.

No. 3: Tennis Anyone?

SAP and non-profit GENYOUth have partnered to improve student nutrition and physical fitness. Karin Tillotson attended an SAP media event at the Sony Open that featured three young leaders in the program.

No. 4: How Predictive Analytics Helps Skiers Stay Connected on the Slopes

Vodafone Netherlands knows how to reach its mobile customers with targeted offers, thanks to predictive analysis powered by SAP. John Ward examines how SAP InfiniteInsight helps to model thousands of variables, choosing the best predictive variables for a final output.

No. 5: Growth Shines on Sun Communities – Employee Engagement Makes a Difference

Less than three years ago, 90 percent of Sun Communities’ HR processes were manual. Susan Galer shines light on how the company brought its solutions in line with its acquisition-based growth strategy, taking its HR processes into the cloud for better workforce scalability and efficiency.

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