MediaTek, the Chinese company known for its smartphone chipsets, has announced the launch of a new 6-in-1 smartphone biosensor module. The MediaTek Sensio aims to make it easier to track heart rate, heart rate variability, ECG, Blood Pressure, SpO2 and Photoplethysmography (PPG) and read the data on a smartphone.
The module can be embedded into a smartphone and will allow users to quickly check and monitor physical wellness on a device. “With our MediaTek Sensio biosensor module and software, developers and device makers have a powerful, embedded health monitoring solution that delivers heart and fitness information in around 60 seconds,” said Yenchi Lee, Senior Director of Product Marketing for MediaTek’s wireless business.
The MediaTek Sensio MT6381 is a software and hardware package that can enable delivery of critical health data on a smartphone. It comprises of optical, electrical and processing components and will replace multiple sensors currently used to measure different health parameters. IT uses LEDs in conjunction with a light sensor to measure the absorption of red and infrared light by the user’s fingertips.
The Sensio MT6381 creates a closed loop between the heart and the biosensor to measure ECG and PPG waveforms when the smartphone user touches the device’s sensors and electrodes with their fingertips. MediaTek claims Sensio can deliver these six key health data parameters in about 60 seconds.
MediaTek Sensor MT6381 also includes integrated R and IR LEDs for reflective PPG measurement and front-end 1-channel ECG analog output. Samsung already allows its Galaxy users to measure heart rate from the smartphone but with Sensio, smartphone makers can enable their users to measure even more health data with the tap of a sensor.