Wearable Wellness with Advanced Optical & Temperature Sensors

August 1, 2019 Brandon Lewis

Medical wearable electronics have massive potential as an instrument for next-generation healthcare and well-being, but struggle with many of the standard embedded design challenges – size, power consumption, and accuracy. Fortunately, semiconductor companies continue to progress with solutions that deliver high signal to noise ratio in ever-smaller form factors with minimal energy draw.
Maxim Integrated is setting the bar in this field with the release of the MAXM86161 optical heart rate and SpO2 sensor and MAX30208 digital temperature sensor. Both devices are compact enough to be designed into in-ear wearable medical devices. Andrew Baker, Managing Director of Industrial and Healthcare Business Units at Maxim Integrated explains how these precision, integrated silicon solutions build on previous generations to advance wearable medical technology. He also introduces two new development kits that will get healthcare engineers on the path to building better wellness electronics.

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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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