At CES 2018, exhibiting companies displayed many new products for smart homes, smart health, smart cars and more. Digital healthcare had several sessions and many companies displayed their innovative solutions in the Health and Wellness Marketplace. One area of digital health that has attracted several companies’ attention is sleep monitoring and tracking.
Emfit Ltd displayed its newest contact-free sleep tracking capabilities using its ferroelectret sensor technology. The thin (0.4-mm thick), ribbon type sensors consist of a sensing element constructed of a ferroelectret film and three layers of electrodes on polyester film. In operation, the sensor behaves like an active capacitor – changes in the thickness of the sensor generate a charge causing a voltage to appear on the electrodes.
The sensing technology is implemented in the EMFIT QS (for Quantified Sleep). This device provides contact-free sleep tracking to accurately measure heart rate variability (HRV). Since HRV is a key indicator of recovery from physical exercise to optimize training and performance, many competitive athletes and athletic teams use EMFIT QS.
Newly upgraded sensors can be embedded into queen and king-size mattresses with enough sensitivity and accuracy to isolate the heart and breathing patterns of the primary user when two people share a bed.
According to Heikki Raisanen, CEO and Co-founder of Emfit, “Emfit’s R-Series sensors, developed for bedding industry OEM use, feature six layers of Emfit ferroelectret film, laminated with copper electrodes. This new design enables a one-piece system that delivers added durability with very high sensitivity and the capability to avoid crosstalk.”
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