How about a physical health microformat?

Creating a physical health microformat
Original background diagram from microformats.org

From the Nike+iPod article, Oyvind and I were chatting about creating a fitness training microformat, one whereby various body monitoring gadgets (e.g. Nike+iPod, Polar watches) could talk to one another and share data. If these devices could communicate like how MIDI does for music, we could easily get a more holistic picture on whether we’re in the pink of health.

There are lots of applications and standards out there for monitoring the “health” of blogs and web sites, so how about one that recommends and even alerts us to our physical health?

He’s written a comprehensive article detailing this training microformat idea on his BrilliantDays blog. If you want to learn more about microformats, see microformats.org