Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dynamic Photodiodes are Said to Save Power in Heartrate Sensors

PRNewswire: Switzerland-based ActLight presents its Heartrate Sensor for wearables, said to reduce power consumption by 80% compared to what is currently available on the market, while delivering the same performance. The Heartrate sensor is based on ActLight's proprietary Dynamic Photo Diode (DPD) technology and has been developed in co-operation with a global MedTech semiconductor vendor and EPFL.

In smartwatches and wearables, up to 80% of the power consumption is said to be related to heartrate monitoring when it is activated. Already tested and calibrated, ActLight's heartrate sensor is ready to be produced in large series to equip next generation wearables with reduced power consumption.

"Increased interest in fitness and wellness - has necessitated more affordable, precise, wearable sensing options. Our technology offers unique competitive advantages to our partners when compared to existing Photo Diodes used in wearable heartrate solutions," stated Serguei Okhonin, CEO of ActLight. "ActLight is now working with a number of partners to bring this technology into consumer electronics and MedTech grade solutions. We are open for IP licensing of our patented DPD technology that we own 100%," Okhonin continued.

EPFL publishes an article and an Youtube video on the new product:

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