New "Fit" Shirt Monitors Vital Signs and Delivers Continuous, Real-time Physical Data for Immediate Medical Diagnosis
Maxim Integrated collaborates with Clearbridge VitalSigns and Orbital Research to produce a reference design for a highly integrated, telehealth fitness ("Fit") shirt that enables patient monitoring and lowers the cost of medical diagnoses.
San Jose, CA—September 20, 2012—Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) announces a new vital signs monitoring fit shirt that enables medical professionals to perform frequent and less costly fitness monitoring that will lead to more effective preventive medical care. The highly integrated shirt measures 3-lead ECG, body temperature, and motion. All diagnostic tools are packaged in a shirt that is comfortable to wear.
The new "Fit" shirt integrates dry ECG sensor technology, complex signal processing technology, temperature sensor, motion sensor, an ultra-low-power microcontroller, and wireless electronics. The design is the result of the combined experience, expertise, and inventive synergies from three collaborating companies, Maxim Integrated, Clearbridge VitalSigns, and Orbital Research. The shirt represents a new era in preventive medical care that could reduce health care costs by up to 10x.
Key Contributions from Maxim
At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
About Orbital Research, Inc.
Orbital Research develops and commercializes new and innovative custom-engineered solutions using our expertise in sensors, actuators and electronics for various commercial and military applications. We promote and offer solutions designed to improve the performance, functionality, and cost-effectiveness of our customer's products. Furthermore, we host and support research organizations and corporations through scientific and technological developments.
About Clearbridge VitalSigns
Clearbridge VitalSigns is a National University of Singapore spin-off company that is developing the CardioLeaf® digital plaster product line. The CardioLeaf® is a comfortable, fully integrated, ultra-thin, ultra-low power, multi-channel (up to 12-lead), extended wear medical device to monitor human vital signs. The Company leverages on innovative and proprietary technologies from our research partners in Singapore. Clearbridge VitalSign is an incubatee of Clearbridge Accelerator, a Singapore government co-funded medical technology incubator. For more information visit www.clearbridgevitalsigns.com www.maximintegrated.com/fitshirt