The population is ageing and more people need healthcare support, which is having a big impact on the overall spend in medical care. As a result of this, authorities and health insurance companies are putting more emphasis on prevention, health awareness, and lifestyle. It is not just about exercising more or better nutrition intake, but in general there is more interest in monitoring certain vital body parameters. This is the reason why companies in the smart and health-watch business have seen their revenue grow over the last few years.
Smart health sensor provides premium cardiovascular check
Ams has launched the AS7026, an optical sensor for continuous cardiovascular health monitoring which performs blood pressure measurement to medical-grade1 accuracy.
Nanotechnology shrinks sensors to increases battery life of earbuds
Since pioneering sensors built inside CMOS, Nanusens has announced that its proprietary technology can increase the operational life of earbuds by up to 20 per cent by replacing the MEMS sensors in an earbud with a single multi-sensor chip that is up to 10 times smaller, freeing up space for larger batteries.
Colour ambient light sensor has flicker-detect to enhance cameras
Low-power and miniature multi-spectral colour sensors can be integrated and hidden to adjust screen colour temperature and brightness in bezel-less smartphones, says STMicroelectronics.
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