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MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones

MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones


MediaTek has just announced a new smartphone biosensor module that can monitor 6 different health metrics. In addition to being able to measure a user's heart rate — which can honestly be done on any smartphone with a rear camera and flash — the MediaTek Sensio MT6381 can track heart rate variability, blood pressure, peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiography (ECG), and photoplethysmography (PPG). MediaTek hopes that manufacturers will begin to integrate Sensio into their devices in the future.

The Sensio module works using an integration of hardware and software in order to measure all these health data in about 60 seconds, MediaTek claims.

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PIP Biosensor Reaches $100k Kickstarter Goal On Final Day, Could Maybe Kinda Detect Your Stress Level In Some Situations

PIP Biosensor Reaches $100k Kickstarter Goal On Final Day, Could Maybe Kinda Detect Your Stress Level In Some Situations

It was a close call for the PIP biosensor, which passed its $100,000 Kickstarter goal a few days ago. It finished the last day with just $103,916, but that's good enough to get funded. Backers will get a small sensor with Bluetooth technology that connects to smartphones and purports to read stress levels. The creators hope to create a gamified stress management system with the PIP that runs on Android and iOS.

The PIP works by measuring the galvanic skin response – the electrical conductivity of skin based on moisture. Sweat glands are triggered by the sympathetic nervous system, which manages your so-called fight-or-flight response.

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