Recently there have been great developments in the field of wearable biosensors that allow you to connect life and vital signals to the cloud for health, wellness and many other applications. For this digital/medical revolution to fully succeed, wearable sensors should become wireless and comfortable to wear, compact and affordable. They must be capable of matching the clinical accuracy of current wired sensors and providing wire-grade connectivity to various receiving devices.
New Innovative Wireless Biosensor Platform
LifeSignals’s new wireless biosensor platform developed in collaboration with 3M and STMicroelectronics claims to meet such stringent requirements for the medical and healthcare market. It consists of a series of semiconductor chips and developer tools designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create wearables for life-critical medical and healthcare monitoring applications.
“The medical world is in desperate need of clinical-grade disposable and reusable wearables for a variety of markets ranging from human monitoring applications such as in-hospital patient monitoring, remote health monitoring, wellness, fitness, worker safety, and senior care, to veterinary healthcare such as pet, equine and livestock monitoring,” said Surendar Magar, LifeSignals CEO and Founder. “We are answering that need. We believe the Life Signal Processor Product family will become a cornerstone of an emerging ‘Internet of Lives’ – serving billions and billions of bodies generating billions and billions of bits of life-changing valuable information every second of every day.”
The LSP family currently consists of two silicon devices and developer support items:
- LC1100 Life Signal Processor, a single-chip solution for disposable clinical-grade biosensor patches. The LC1100 enables the creation of low-cost, low-power wireless biosensor patches, smart clothing and other wearable devices that can continuously capture multi-parameter life signals with clinical accuracy. The LC1100 can communicate that resulting data to monitoring devices, smartphones, tablets and the cloud, continuously operating for days with only coin cell batteries.
- LC5500 UWB, a companion receiver chip – A receiver chip that is optionally used in mobile and certain fixed receiver devices. The LSP chipset’s hybrid radio (featuring Wi-Fi, Ultra-Wideband and Medical-Band standards) was invented to deliver wire-grade connectivity across multiple parallel wireless channels when multiple subjects are being monitored wearing LSP-based biosensors.
- Developer Support Items for OEMs – The LSP family is supported by a full suite of hardware and software development tools, including a development board and a software development kit (SDK) for customers to design desired customized devices based on LSP. In addition, production-ready reference designs are available for multiple product types – including patches, smart clothing-based designs, receiver devices, etc. Various apps are available for iOS and Android devices.
Potential applications of the new wireless biosensor platform:-
- In-hospital patient monitoring
- Remote health monitoring
- Fitness & Wellness
- Worker safety
- Veterinary healthcare
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