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Smart wearable sensors for better physiological monitoring

25 Apr 2016

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Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has teamed up with LifeQ to develop technology that will enable non-invasive body monitoring devices to offer highly accurate physiological data that is presently only available through the use of expensive, invasive and hard-to-access equipment.

By combining the engineering capability and innovation of ADI with the unique biomathematical capabilities of LifeQ, the two companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality, blood lactate, 24-hour calorie intake as well as stress markers such as salivary cortisol. Monitoring this type of data can increase early detection of emergency conditions and diseases in at-risk patients.

ADI, LifeQ

"The development of smart wearable sensors is essential to supercharge the next generation of non-invasive body monitoring solutions," said James Doscher, GM, Industrial and Business Healthcare Group, ADI. "ADI offers the semiconductor expertise and LifeQ provides the bio-mathematical understanding needed to develop sensors that can make body monitoring devices even more effective in preventing, predicting and managing diseases. This, in turn, will impact how doctors and patients share information, interact and make decisions about patient care. Patients can have greater access to vital data about their own bodies and be more involved in their overall health and wellness."

"LifeQ's collaboration with ADI will enable sensor solutions that meet a higher and wider standard, including new industry benchmarks such as the latest Android Wear requirements," said Riaan Conradie, co-founder and COO, LifeQ. "Our goal is to deliver high-value physiological data to ecosystem partners who are serving consumer lifestyle, corporate wellness and health insurance markets."




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