Know Your Body: Wearables for Vital Sign Monitoring

Our physical is often suffering from todays stressful, demanding and fast-paced lifestyle. It is therefore all the more important to take care of your body and preventively monitor your health conditions. We would like to introduce some companies who have made it their business to encourage people to live a healthier life with vital sign monitoring. They will be present at this year´s WT | Show 2017 MEDICA.

Accurate Meditech provides a lightweight cell phone case that reads blood pressure and heart rate vitals and provides continuous monitoring, called AccuRate. The case is designed to be the most convenient and accurate blood pressure monitoring tool on the market to help people stay in tune with their health and track early warning signs and long-term progress of hypertension.

Specializing in big data, Alive Sciences has created the „Rothman Index“, a score representing a user’s overall condition at the moment and presented graphically as a number between 100 (best) and 0 in near real time, enabling the device user or caregivers to visualize changes with a glance. The Rothman Index is a patented, first-of-its kind, early-warning system that uses unique healthcare measures including vital signs and questions about any symptoms you may have to form a composite health score.

Biovotion is a digital health company in the field of sophisticated, medical-grade and wearable health monitoring solutions. Its vital sign monitoring platform allows 24/7 monitoring at a quality on a par with hospital-based systems and with the convenience and ease-of-use of a consumer product. The platform incorporates the latest physiological sensing and communication and state-of-the-art cyber security and privacy standards. The platform connects hospital-based and home-based care, allowing for a seamless monitoring of post-intervention and chronically ill patients.

Focused on generating value for a sustainable world CSEM is a and technology organization specializing in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering, photovoltaics and communications technologies. Their aim is to manage and foster innovation to convert groundbreaking basic research into advanced processes, leading to innovative products and helping industry and society prepare for the future. At the WT | Wearable Technologies Show 2017 MEDICA they will show high-end technologies for vital sign monitoring that can be integrated in any wearable device.

Founded in 1985, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. The Institute presents smart sensors, integrated circuits and software solutions focusing on wearable technologies in the healthcare segment. 

By integrating textiles, electronics and biomedical technologies, Ming Young Biomedical has launched a series of avant-garde wearable textile sensors used for measuring vital signs such as ECG, respiratory ratio, body temperature, sweatiness, gait, heart sound etc. The sensors are connected to compact control boxes, transmitting the signals to a smartphone, tablet or computer via bluetooth.

Prevention is better than cure: Intending to use technology to help people lead a healthy and balanced life, Rooti Labs develops biosensors that can be worn in different ways so that users get to know more about their health conditions easily at any time. Rooti offers different products based on preventive medicine: The W/Me2 wristband not only tracks activity but also provides a relaxation program with breathing exercises. The SleepRX monitors the quality of your sleep and CardioPad is a portable blood pressure monitor, able to detect cardiac fibrillation.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT uses its research and knowledge to provide expert services for domestic and international customers and partners. They present an overview on the potential of high-volume printing technologies for sensors in healthcare and wearable technology applications based on examples of current R&D work in printed and hybrid electronics at VTT.

XYZlife provides around-the-clock healthcare solutions for the aging population. With their BCX smart clothing series, XYZlife presents a whole lifestyle management tool that monitors and analyzes heart activity for a healthier life. It manages to relief your stress throughout exercise and provides personal training programs. Another product of XYZlife is the BC1 wearable patch for long-term ECG measurement.

Don´t miss out to meet these exciting exhibitors in person and visit us at MEDICA in Hall 15 Booth 23!