ActLight unveils its next generation heartrate sensor for wearables, featuring an 80% reduction in power consumption compared to what is currently available on the market. The sensor is based on ActLight's proprietary Dynamic Photo Diode (DPD) technology and has been developed in co-operation with a global MedTech semiconductor vendor and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
In existing smartwatches and wearables, up to 80% of the power consumption is related to heartrate monitoring when it is activated. Sensors developed by ActLight in co-operation with EPFL, provide high precision heartrate monitoring with significantly reduced energy consumption. This will result in much improved battery lifetime in future smartwatches as well as allowing for extended use of heartrate sensing features related to sports and wellbeing. Already tested and calibrated, ActLight's heartrate sensor is ready to be produced in large series to equip next generation wearables.
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