Maxim integrated, a company that manufactures, and sells analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, has launched MAX-ECG-MONITOR, a wearable ECG and heart monitor evaluation and development platform based on Movesense.
The Movesense sensor featuring the MAX30003, ultra-low-power, clinical-grade analog front end (AFE) by Maxim Integrated, accurately monitors ECG and heart-rate signals and analyzes data to provide valuable insight to customers for clinical and fitness applications. Part of the Movesense ecosystem for biometric and motion sensor solutions, the MAX-ECG-MONITOR runs an open API allowing developers to run their own fitness or medical ECG-based applications and algorithms locally in the device for a variety of ECG and heart rate based use cases.
“The Movesense sensor enables customers to rapidly develop products and provides them with compelling use cases for health and fitness applications,” said Andrew Burt, executive business manager, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. “We are pleased to collaborate with Movesense on this product, which uses Maxim’s MAX30003 clinical-grade AFE for added ECG functionality and access to raw data.”
“Developers creating monitoring devices don’t always have the special expertise in measurement technology, visual and mechanical industrial design, signal processing, and algorithm development. On the other hand, consumers want comfortable wearables with long battery life and reliable accuracy,” said Jussi Kaasinen, business development director at Movesense. “Fully productized and commercially available Movesense-based applications such as the MAX-ECG-MONITOR enable customers to go to market quickly, while also providing high performance and comfort.”
Andrew Baker, executive director of the Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit at Maxim Integrated said software manufacturers and startups can speed up time to by using MAX-HEALTH-BAND right out of the box. “The MAX-HEALTH-BAND, for example, is a complete solution allowing customers to design a heart-rate and activity monitor in its entirety—using either their own algorithms or the one we created for them,” he said.
The device has two form factors – a chest strap for fitness applications and a wet electrode patch for clinical applications. It won a silver award and attracted a lot of curiosity at the Sensors Expo & Conference in June. The MAX-ECG-MONITOR is priced at $150.
About Maxim Integrated
Focused on creating systems smaller and smarter, Maxim Integrated develops innovative analog and mixed-signal products and technologies with enhanced security and increased energy efficiency. The San Jose, CA-based company has manufacturing facilities, design centers, and sales offices across the globe. The company had $2.31 billion in sales in the fiscal year 2015. The same year it had 8,800 employees and 35,000 customers globally.