June 18, 2019
| By: Christine Young
Blogger, Maxim Integrated
Wearable healthcare technologies are giving us real-time insights into our well-being, from heart rate and blood-oxygen levels to body temperature, sleep patterns, and much more. With this data, we can more closely monitor chronic conditions, be more proactive about preventive care, and perhaps even detect issues of concern. For design engineers, the push is on to utilize sensors, power-management ICs, and other technologies to uncover new use cases and create new types of devices. It’s all about delivering continuous monitoring of various health parameters to enable a healthier world.
Designing these types of devices—whether in the form of a watch, a chest strap, an earbud, a smartphone, or clothing—comes with unique challenges. These are, after all, compact yet function-rich products that must deliver high accuracy from as broad a spectrum of the population as possible, along with long battery life and reliable performance. At this year’s Sensors Expo, Maxim will demonstrate an array of solutions that can help you address these design challenges.
The global market for fitness trackers is anticipated to generate revenue of $48.2 billion by 2023, according to analysis by Prescient & Strategic Intelligence.
Come to Booth #1109 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, to meet with technical experts and see demos including:
- Complete reference designs
- Health Sensor Platform 2.0, a wrist-based wearable development platform that demonstrates our wide range of products for health-sensing applications. This platform integrates a photoplethysmogram (PPG) analog front-end (AFE) sensor, a biopotential AFE, a human body temperature sensor, a microcontroller, a power-management IC, and a 6-axis accelerometer/gyroscope.
- MAX-HEALTH-BAND heart-rate and activity monitor evaluation and development platform for wrist. This platform simplifies the extraction of highly accurate vital signs and raw data from health sensors for wearables.
- MAX-ECG-MONITOR wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart monitor evaluation and development platform for both dry and wet electrode on chest. Featuring a clinical-grade AFE, this platform can be used to quickly develop ECG-based applications with its embedded algorithms or to collect raw data to develop custom health-sensor algorithms.
- Innovative bio-sensing solutions (includes algorithms)
- Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) on Wrist for Sleep Monitoring: Measure SpO2 on extremely low-perfusion cases at half the power, an engineering feat for next-gen wearables
- Clinical-Grade Blood Pressure (BP) Monitoring for Finger: Maxim’s optical-based, non-invasive BP measurement for mobile smartphones and wearables
- Heart Rate and SpO2 in Ear: Smallest and fully integrated sensor and sensor hub for wireless earbuds
- Latest sensor and power management technologies
- Wearable Power Management Solution based on MAX20303 wearable power-management solution
- ECG and PPG on Finger: Industry’s smallest and fully synchronized ECG and PPG sensor for smartphones and wearables based on MAX86150 integrated PPG and ECG biosensor module
- Multiwavelength PPG Module for Finger: High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) optical module enables new use cases for smartphones and wearables
Speaker Presentations: Learn from the Experts
Maxim technical experts will also be on hand to present talks at the expo as well as during co-located conferences. Mark your calendar for these talks:
- Andrew Baker, managing director, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit, will discuss “Still on Track to Revolutionize Wearable Healthcare?” from 11:35a.m. to 12:05p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at the Medical Theater on the show floor
- Suhel Dhanani, director of business development, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit, will present “Industry 4.0: The Small Technology & Its Role” from 1:30p.m. to 2:20p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, during the Embedded Technology Conference (ETC)
- Scott Jones, managing director, Micros, Software & Security Business Unit, will cover “How SHA-3 Cryptographic Authentication Protects Against Substandard Sensor Clones” from 2:55p.m. to 3:20p.m. on Thursday, June 27, during the Embedded Technology Conference (ETC)
Visit Maxim’s Sensors Expo webpage for access to a free expo hall pass (June 26 to June 27) or a $100 discount off of a conference pass (June 25 to June 27).