PARIS – Toshiba Corp. has developed a wearable sensor module that collects and transmits a variety of biological information. Toshiba claims that the sensor module, dubbed Silmee, can simultaneously sense vital signs such as electrocardiogram, pulse, body temperature and movements and deliver wirelessly the data to smartphones and tablet PCs.
The sensor module includes a pseudo-SoC analog front-end, a 32-bit ARM processor chip and a dual-mode Bluetooth bare chip in a 14.5mm × 14.5mm small package.
Toshiba said it demonstrated a prototype implementation of Silmee, a 25mm × 60mm and 10 gram patch-type able to monitor vital signs, at the International Symposium on Medical ICT 2013 early March in Tokyo, Japan.
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