Reference design boost for wearables developers

Wearables developers can immediately evaluate galvanic skin response (GSR) sensing with the MAXREFDES73# reference design from Maxim Integrated Products.

Applying GSR (measurement of skin’s conductivity) is a challenge because designers need to manipulate several discrete chips and calibration software before completing the sensor design.

The MAXREFDES73# integrates digital-to-analogue and analogue-to digital converters, a microcontroller with advanced power management, firmware, and an easy-to-use Android app into the industry’s first GSR reference design.

Designers of wearables can now save development and testing time, and quickly bring their mobile medical and fitness products to market.

Offered in a wristband form factor, this reference design includes body surface temperature readings, Bluetooth communications, and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to one week on a single charge.

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