Valencell announced new versions of its Benchmark sensor systems, the highly-accurate biometric sensor modules that incorporate the best of Valencell’s PerformTek biometric technology, experience and expertise. The two new designs include Benchmark BE2.0, a version of Benchmark designed specifically for hearables; and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of its original Benchmark sensor system for wearables worn at the wrist and arm. Both new modules feature a smaller footprint and more power efficiency than previous models, while building on Valencell’s market-leading accuracy.
Benchmark BE2.0, which again was made for hearable devices (so called hearables), incorporates all necessary hardware and software for a complete biometric sensor system, including optical emitters, detector, patented optomechanical design, accelerometer and MCU, programed with Valencell’s patented active signal characterization for motion- and environmental-artifact removal. BE2.0 is smaller than Valencell’s previous ear sensor modules, enabling easy integration and faster time to market for in-ear designs.
As for the Benchmark BW2.0, the new 2-LED module is 33 percent smaller and 25 percent more power efficient than the previous model, and includes all of Valencell’s PerformTek biometric technology in a pre-packaged module. Benchmark BW2.0 has an optimized design that provides the option to separate the MCU from the optical sensor, which gives customers the flexibility to move the MCU to another location and enable overall reduced device size or space for additional components in the device.
“As the market for wearables and hearables continues to grow, we are seeing a tremendous demand for our Benchmark sensor systems, which deliver the most accurate optical biometric sensor technology for wearables in the world, into a ready-to-integrate module,” Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell, said in a statement. “We are continuing to innovate and expand our extensively validated Benchmark line to include an ear module and a smaller module for the wrist and arm, in order to meet this growing need for our technology. Companies large and small – across a variety of industries – choose Valencell because they know that we make biometrics work in wearables.”
Benchmark sensors systems have been tested and validated across thousands of tests on subjects of varying age, fitness level, gender, skin tone and gender in the Valencell Biometrics Lab . In addition, the accuracy of Valencell’s PerformTek technology has been independently validated by numerous research institutions, including Duke University, NC State University, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Valencell’s technology is the choice of popular consumer electronics brands, including Bose, Sony, LG, Jabra, and Scosche, among numerous others.