vital biometrics

Market Research Firm to Leverage NEC Biometrics

Market Research Firm to Leverage NEC Biometrics

NEC is aiming to extend its presence in the retail sector through a new partnership with Macromill, a Tokyo-based market research firm. Essentially, the companies are looking to combine their expertise in order to offer enhanced market research services. Macromill claims to have a network of 90 million individuals across 90 countries at its disposal…

Valencell Looks to Reduce Costs with Micromechanics Specialist Sonion

Valencell Looks to Reduce Costs with Micromechanics Specialist Sonion

“The companies indicated that they expect Sonion’s manufacturing expertise to significantly reduce costs pertaining to Valencell’s solutions.”   Valencell is looking to enhance its biometric earbud technology through a new partnership with Danish micro-acoustics and micromechanics specialist Sonion. The aim is to combine Valencell’s biometric sensor modules for ear-focused wearables with Sonion’s expertise in reducing…

Olea to Demo Latest Solutions at 2018 Sensors Expo

Olea to Demo Latest Solutions at 2018 Sensors Expo

The 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference is about a month away, and Olea Sensor Networks is gearing up with plans to demo its latest biometric sensor offerings. One of them is OSN Quadcorder, a wearable device announced toward the end of last year that is capable of monitoring cardiac and respiration signals without physical contact…

NEC Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Platform

NEC Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Platform

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) has announced a new enterprise-based telehealth platform. Called Telecare, the enterprise-focused platform aims to use smart technology in a scalable end-to-end telehealth system that improves workflow and patient access while simplify the delivery of healthcare. It’s the product of a partnership with CareClix, whose cloud-based software solution has been integrated…

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

Apple Watch Users Eager for Playmates

The Apple Watch allows users to share visual representations of their heartbeats with those they love. Sadly, there are those users who don’t have partners with whom to share such intimate ephemera, and, according to an article on The Verge by James Vincent, they’re heading online to look for a partner in the exercise. As…

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

The Apple Watch has a bit of trouble monitoring users’ heart rates when they have tattoos on their wrists, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Apple changed its support documentation when it discovered the problem via user feedback in April. The problem has to do with the sensor’s use of LED lights, which…

Sentrian Embarks on 1,000 Patient Study

Sentrian Embarks on 1,000 Patient Study

Remote care solutions provider Sentrian has announced that it’s embarking on a major study on the benefits of its technology. The company has teamed up with the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and the CareMore Health System to set up a study involving a thousand patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The main…

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Market research firm Tractica believes that we’re on the cusp of an explosion in the wearable tech market. In a new report, the firm asserts that the nascent wearables market taking shape with the smartwatch is going to usher the broader smart clothing and body sensor market into the mainstream. In its report, the firm…

Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba has announced a major foray into the world of Internet of Things fitness-tracking. On May 7, it’s going to launch both an HDK and an SDK that together will provide a platform a biometric athletics-tracking platform the company is calling TZ1000. The system is meant for integration into a range of IoT devices, but…

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Platform Wins ATA Award

The American Telemedecine Association (ATA) has awarded its 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care to Sentrian, for the company’s Remote Patient Intelligence platform. The award is meant to recognize technological innovation in telemedicine and “outside the box” thinking. The Sentrian RPI platform uses biometric sensors and machine learning to provide cloud-based remote…

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

Valencell Exec Joins CEA’s Health and Fitness Subcommittee

The Consumer Electronics Association has created a new Health and Fitness Technology Subcommittee, and a major Valencell executive has joined its ranks. Chris Eschbach, Ph.D., is Valencell’s Director of Exercise Science and Clinical Trials, and on the subcommittee he’ll be in a position to help lead the consumer sector’s embrace of wearable tech. Already a…

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medisafe, a medication management app, has begun to incorporate biometric data into its platform, the company has announced. Users of the iOS and Android apps will now be able to track metrics such as blood pressure and glucose levels via their devices’ biometric sensors and other digital equipment. While the platform’s mandate is to help…