Health informatics specialist, LifeQ, and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have announced a new collaboration to develop technology that will make it possible for non-invasive body monitoring devices to provide highly accurate physiological data.
Such data is currently is only available through the use of expensive, invasive and hard-to-access equipment.
By combining the engineering and innovation of ADI with the unique biomathematical capabilities of LifeQ, the two companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality, blood lactate, 24-hour calorie intake as well as stress markers such as salivary cortisol.
Monitoring this type of data can increase early detection of emergency conditions and diseases in at-risk patients.
“The development of smart wearable sensors is essential to supercharge the next generation of non-invasive body monitoring solutions,” said General Manager, Industrial and Business Healthcare Group at ADI, James Doscher.
“ADI offers the semiconductor expertise and LifeQ provides the bio-mathematical understanding needed to develop sensors that can make body monitoring devices even more effective in preventing, predicting and managing diseases. This, in turn, will impact how doctors and patients share information, interact, and make decisions about patient care. Patients can have greater access to vital data about their own bodies and be more involved in their overall health and wellness,” continued Doscher.
“LifeQ’s collaboration with ADI will enable sensor solutions that meet a higher and wider standard, including new industry benchmarks such as the latest Android Wear requirements,” said Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at LifeQ, Riaan Conradie.
“Our goal is to deliver high-value physiological data to ecosystem partners who are serving consumer lifestyle, corporate wellness and health insurance markets,” continued Conradie.
ADI’s comprehensive portfolio of linear, mixed-signal, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and digital processing technologies are used in healthcare diagnostics, clinical monitoring equipment, life science and medical instrumentation, and health and wellness device designs.
With its world leading computational systems biology expertise, LifeQ ensures a unique approach to the construction and acquisition of information from bio-sensors. Combined with the patented LifeQ bio-mathematical engine, a range of physiological measures that are currently inaccessible, costly and invasive are now available both through wearable devices and via LifeQ’s API.