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The smart toilet seat includes three key sensors: an electrocardiogram to measure electrical activity of the heart; a photoplethysmogram to measure blood oxygen levels; and a ballistocardiogram to measure the mechanical force of the heart pumping blood. Sensors in this battery-powered, cloud-connected toilet seat–based cardiovascular monitoring system successfully demonstrated cardiovascular monitoring of blood pressure, stroke [...]
Leave your cables at home Wireless charging eliminates the cable typically required to charge wearable devices, mobile phones and cordless appliances. With a wireless charger, the battery inside any battery-powered appliance can be charged by simply placing the appliance close to a wireless power transmitter or a designated charging station. Tightly coupled wireless charging technology [...]
Pitfalls of Medically Accurate Measurements In this webinar, Walt Maclay covers common bio-sensors used in wearables for remote patient monitoring and how to get medically accurate measurements. Heart rate. Heart rate is simple to implement in theory, but difficult to measure on the wrist. Measuring the electrical EKG signal requires good contact with the skin, [...]
One of the by-products of being an engineer is that I tend to focus on what’s going wrong, or could go wrong, on a project instead of acknowledging project success. While this is an excellent mindset for solving problems and performing risk management, in the realm of managing people, it falls short. Fortunately, we have [...]
US-Japan MedTech Frontiers promotes medical device innovation and American-Japanese collaboration. Voler Systems is pleased to represent Silicon Valley Companies and to foster discussion on important issues regarding the competitiveness of our two regions. Walt Maclay gave a presentation to an audience of engineers, startup executives, managers, and investors. Here is an edited transcript of questions [...]