Sure we’ve heard about wearables, the miniature electronic devices worn by the user which performs basic, until recently advanced functions. These devices have smaller mobile components embedded to them and as a result of their direct contact with the skin, they can be used to measure some fitness related data such as heart rate and rhythm. This it does to a high degree of accuracy, though even with the right hardware, some of these components don’t measure accurately.
But….Tada…. Samsung has shown concern over the growing trend of quantified health with an all-in-one advanced system logic chip, the Bio-Processor, which it plans on implanting into health focused smart devices. The Bioprocessor would be used in wearable devices, and will help users to be able to keep track of their fitness and health daily. Are you a fitness fan? Or are you fat? Say yah…….
In addition to the heart rate and rhythm, it can be used to measure body fat, skeletal muscle mass, skin temperature and stress level. Within the first half of 2016, this bioprocessor is expected to be integrated into wearables.
With improvements in smart, fitness devices and an increase in consumer health consciousness, more and more people are looking for ways to monitor various personal bio-data, or fitness data, to constantly manage their health. Samsung’s Bio-Processor, which can process five different biometric signals, is the most versatile health and fitness monitoring chip available on the market today and is expected to open up many new health-based service options for our customers.
To measure bio-signals without the need of external processing parts, the bio-processor will not only feature Analog Front Ends (AFE), but also micro-controller unit (MCU), power management integrated circuit (PMIC), digital signal processor (DSP) and eFlash memory. Thanks to its innovative design the Bioprocessor is incredibly small and can fit into small wearable devices.
Wow another wonderful development. We sure have a lot to look out for in 2016, don’t we?
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.