Portable and wearable health devices

Continuously monitor physiological parameters at home, at work, and on the move.

Portable and wearable health devices run a broad spectrum. Consumer-focused health and fitness trackers track athletic activities and daily behavioral patterns. On the other end of the spectrum, medical grade remote patient health monitoring devices track vital physiological parameters, continuously analyze the results, and alert caregivers in the case of an emergency.

Meanwhile, closed loop medical devices that track physiological parameters and, when necessary, administer drugs or other forms of treatment are gaining traction to support patients with chronic conditions.

Designing portable and wearable health devices that users trust

While quality, reliability, and security are essential requirements across the IoT, it is even more true for IoT in healthcare. When it comes to protecting their wellbeing, their health and their privacy, users and patients have little tolerance for slip-ups, which, in some cases, can have disastrous consequences for device manufacturers.

Benefits of u-blox solutions for portable and wearable health devices

u-blox solutions protect your customers and your business in portable and wearable health devices:

  • Highest quality components, algorithms, and solution design ensure reliable position information   for tracking devices.
  • Stress-tested, globally certified, low-power solutions enable long runtime with small batteries for power- and size-constrained devices anywhere in the world.
  • A firm commitment to security throughout the supply chain and throughout product design offer a solid foundation to build devices users can trust.
  • System in package (SIP) solutions tightly integrate the electronics for easy-to-wear, comfortable end devices.

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Use cases

Home health monitoring devices

Bluetooth-enabled pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and other home health monitoring devices can help assess, log, and share health-related data, detect unusual patterns, and reduce the time it takes patients to reach out to their healthcare providers.

Smart watches and activity trackers

With a global market of over USD 35 billion, smart watches and activity trackers continuously provide a wealth of health-related parameters. Devices increasingly include cellular connectivity in addition to Bluetooth and GPS technology, which are already well established in these devices.

Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps

Connected CGMs can protect the health of the over 420 million people living with diabetes, alerting them and their caregivers when insulin levels deviate for desired levels. Closed loop solutions including insulin pumps automatically administer the required dose to bring levels back to normal.

Bluetooth hearing aids

Bluetooth technology, specifically Bluetooth LE Audio, is shaking up the hearing aid industry, offering direct connectivity to Bluetooth enabled devices such as smartphones, TVs, and other devices, improving sound quality and user comfort.

Solution architecture for portable and wearable health devices

Example of solution architecture for glucose monitor device

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