MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
Written by / Agency / Source: Imec
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Imec and Bloomlife Showcase Prototype of World’s First Wearable 5-Channel ECG Chip to Monitor Fetal Heart Rate and Mobility - imec and Bloomlife showcase a prototype of the world’s first wearable 5-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) chip to continuously and accurately monitor fetal heart rate and mobility, two important indicators of a baby’s wellbeing - FutureSummits.com / Bloomli
Imec and Bloomlife Showcase Prototype of World’s First Wearable 5-Channel ECG Chip to Monitor Fetal Heart Rate and Mobility

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Leuven, Belgium, 2019/05/14 - imec and Bloomlife showcase a prototype of the world’s first wearable 5-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) chip to continuously and accurately monitor fetal heart rate and mobility, two important indicators of a baby’s wellbeing - FutureSummits.com / Bloomli.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

At this week’s FutureSummits (futuresummits.com), imec (imec-int.com) a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies and Bloomlife (bloomlife.com) an imec spin-off showcase a prototype of the world’s first wearable 5-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) chip to continuously and accurately monitor fetal heart rate and mobility, two important indicators of a baby’s wellbeing. With the development of this chip, a major hurdle has been taken in the creation of a wearable ECG system that can accurately measure the fetal ECG as early as week 20 in a woman’s pregnancy.

Pregnancy is often a time of excitement, but it also comes with uncertainty. It can feel like there are many unknowns, especially in terms of the baby’s wellbeing and during the times between doctors’ appointments. At-home pregnancy monitoring systems could take away some of that uncertainty and provide valuable insights and data. Unfortunately, today’s wearable solutions are typically limited to tracking maternal health parameters, spot-checking or contraction monitoring and are not providing a real-time, continuous report of a baby’s wellness.

Bloomlife’s purposely-built BeatleIC chip, which leverages imec’s unique integrated circuit (IC) technology know-how, is the only chip on the market today that has all required characteristics to accurately track a fetus’ wellbeing indicators such as heart rate and mobility throughout the second half of a woman’s pregnancy. Existing chips either consume too much energy to be of any practical use in wearable solutions or are not capable of tracking the right fetal parameters.

The BeatleIC chip features

• A 5-channel ECG sensor to enable simultaneous recording of all perinatal health related signals;
• Low power consumption to enable long-term and continuous use (featuring a battery lifetime of approximately one week on a coin cell);
• High accuracy to enable fetal ECG data acquisition at very low amplitude levels (between 3 and 15µV peak-peak).

Eric Dy, Co-Founder/CEO at Bloomlife: “Our next step in bringing this technology to market includes a clinical trial to further validate the chip’s measurement results. And, ultimately, we plan to launch not only a consumer product consisting of a sensor device integrated in a wearable patch and a smartphone application but also a risk management platform that can be used by medically qualified staff. We are excited about the significant impact of these advancements as we continue to work towards our mission to bring much overdue innovation and solutions to help solve the biggest challenges in prenatal care, including preterm birth.”

“This development with Bloomlife is a concrete example of how imec’s expertise in nanoelectronics and digital technologies translates into increasingly smaller, accurate and yet more energy-efficient components that find their way in a wide variety of application areas,” adds Nick Van Helleputte, R&D manager circuit development for connected health solutions at imec. “When it comes to developing smart health solutions, in particular, imec’s research and insights in wearable technology and artificial intelligence can provide partner companies with a significant head start. Efforts like these are fully in line with our ambition to bringing wearable health technology within the reach of everyone, helping people track health parameters over extended periods of time so as to identify health risk factors and illness triggers.”

The development of the BeatleIC was partially funded by the Flanders Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO).

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Imec

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Imec and Bloomlife Showcase Prototype of World’s First Wearable 5-Channel ECG Chip to Monitor Fetal Heart Rate and Mobility

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Hanne Degans - imec.be 
+32 486065175 hanne.degans[.]imec.be
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Imec securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Imec / Company Profile


Read Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID Most Recent Related Newswires:

Spellman High Voltage to Exhibit at the American Society of Radiation Oncology 2019 Annual Meeting
HUBER+SUHNER Will Debut its Integrated Broadcast Portfolio At IBC 2019
Spellman Introduces the DXM160 High Voltage Power Supply, Latest in the Reliable DXM Series
Success of Kontron ACE Flight™ 4608 Avionics Server Demonstrated by Installations on more than 300 Aircraft Globally
Sensata Technologies Features GIGAVAC Advanced Switching Solutions and Next-Generation Wireless Battery Monitoring Solutions at 2019 Battery Show
Curtiss-Wright Introduces its Highest Performance 3U OpenVPX™ DSP Module
Curtiss-Wright Intelligent Tactical Data Link Translation Gateway Improves and Simplifies Real-time Warfighter Communications
HUBER+SUHNER Showcases Advanced Automotive Portfolio At IAA 2019
Elecard 4K HEVC HDR Encoding and New Video Quality Monitoring Tool At IBC 2019
HUBER+SUHNER Unveils World’s First Truly Copper Less Link to the Antenna
Technological & Electronic Development Drives the Global CubeSat Market At 22.04% CAGR through 2027 Finds Inkwood Research
Spellman Japan to Exhibit At JASIS 2019 Conference
Bruker Introduces Next-Generation 80 MHz Benchtop FT-NMR System
Wilson Electronics Announces its Most Powerful Cell Boosters for Residential Use The weBoost Home MultiRoom and Home Complete
Kontron Introduces 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch CP6940

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  RightITnow, Inc.

Visit Havens Metal Works





 
  ©2019 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)