Valencell unveils BioPack to accelerates wearable tech product development

Valencell BioPack

Valencell unveiled its latest offering, BioPack, touting it as the first biometric sensor package that incorporates Valencell’s PerformTek biometric technology in a pre-packaged system for immediate integration in wearable devices.

BioPack provides the patent-protected, high-performance biometric technology while accelerating time-to-market and streamlining product development for wearables. In fact, Valencell promises two to four months shorter product commercialization lifecycles and savings of as much as $500,000. In addition, the solution also reduces overall project risk, as it eliminates any schedule or technical risk related to validating the biometric technology that is common to most biometric wearable projects.

“For those who need accurate consumer solutions for health, performance, or fitness monitoring, our patent-protected BioPack sensor system packs all you need for high accuracy, extremely short product development timelines and continually interesting user experiences,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell.

BioPack can extract continuous heart rate, VO2, calories burned, and more with scientifically-validated accuracy.BioPack can extract continuous heart rate, VO2, calories burned, and more with scientifically-validated accuracy. Moreover, it will support Valencell’s next-gen biometric roadmap, including breathing rate, cardiac efficiency, heart rate variability and much more. Valencell designers have determined the right combination of optomechanics, light detector, accelerometer, LEDs and microcontrollers for a scalable design that offers the most effective combination of accuracy, power, size and cost. The interface is a standard flex connector that supports either UART or I2C communications. The optical and electrical assembly is designed for simple integration into customers’ mechanical layout with minimal interference to existing industrial design and production methods.

As end users, we expect to see a small explosion of devices relying on BioPack, with companies racing each other to get their share of the ever-growing wearables market. Speaking of which [market], vendors shipped a total of 21 million wearables in the third quarter of 2015, according to IDC, and that figure is expected to further grow from there.