B-Secur announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments to provide high-performing sensing capabilities for wearable devices like premium smartwatches and Wi-Fi-connected optical heart-rate monitors, and enables advanced features for identification, wellness and health monitoring in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
It has launched an electrocardiogram solution based on the Texas Instruments analog front end (TI AFE4950) for photoplethysmography (PPG) and EKG/ECG sensing that will accelerate the design of next-generation consumer wearables.
A fully integrated EKG/ECG and PPG signal chain that allows for synchronous sampling of cardiac activity with dry electrodes used in battery-operated products.
The combination of HeartKey and TI’s AFE4950 enables device manufacturers and partners to eliminate months of R&D with a fully integrated sensor, electrical and signal processing solution. It is a key development enabling heart-health features to become widely available in the fast-paced and rapidly evolving consumer wearables sector, the company said.
The collaboration is part of B-Secur’s drive to speed up the development and adoption of high-performance biosensing solutions by device manufacturers worldwide.
Ben Carter, Chief Commercial Officer, B-Secur commented: “As more and more wearable and IoT devices adopt ECG/EKG technology, supplying a fully integrated, high-performance solution with Texas Instruments means our customers can bring their own consumer wearable products to market.”
Karthik Soundarapandian, product line manager for medical imaging at TI, said, “The trend in consumer electronics is to add more health monitoring into smartwatches and other wearables. This, in combination with a patient’s medical history, can help health professionals with early detection and prevention of disease. The precision signal quality from the AFE4950-based hardware, combined with B-Secur’s algorithms, will help wearables manufacturers design solutions that make clinical-quality monitoring more accessible to a wider population.”