Valencell has announced a new offering aimed at helping wearables developers to integrate biometric technology into their devices. Called BioPack, it’s a prepackaged system featuring the company’s signature PerformTek technology.
PerformTek allows for the collection of heart rate, oxygen consumption, and calorie burning data, and BioPack is also going to feature newer technology allowing it to track other cardiac measures such as efficiency and heart rate variability. It’s technology the company has been keen to develop and protect through aggressive intellectual property pursuits, and it has proven popular. This year alone, Valencell says it saw a 133 percent increase in its licensing deals, compared to 2014.
Now, by incorporating this technology into BioPack, Valencell is offering wearables developers the chance to improve their products with advanced biometrics while streamlining the development process and cutting time-to-market and production costs. The package features a flex connector interface supporting 12C or UART communications, and the company says the assembly of its electrical and optical components is designed to flexibly accommodate the developer’s product design.
In a statement, Valencell president Dr. Steven LeBoeuf described it as a system that “packs all you need for high accuracy, extremely short product development timelines and continually interesting user experiences.”