Smart Wearable Devices

Wearable electronic devices in the healthcare and medical technology sector offer a wide range of services and ever expanding opportunities. They can perform medical services and gather and provide valuable information for diagnostics, regardless of whether the patient is at home or in a medical facility. Certain  health parameters can now be measured in any setting, with medical wearables opening up entirely new possibilities in the treatment of patients. Wearables that can treat chronically ill patients as well as wearables for the treatment of patients with sensory or physical disabilities are already being developed. For example, both an implantable lens and a smart lens to treat eye diseases are currently in development. This will give patients an easy way of measuring certain parameters, such as intraocular pressure or blood sugar levels, themselves. 

Applications

Back training device with high-precision sensors

 

The Valedo mobile back training device transmits and records the movements of the trunk using two Bluetooth sensors and thus allows the patient and therapist real time feedback and immediate training evaluation. The clinical exercises are didactically structured and have been specially developed for movement therapy of the lower back. The softwarecontrolled exercises support and encourage stepwise learning of complex and multi-dimensional movements. Valedo was especially developed for long-term promotion of back health and helps prevent back pain. Therapeutic exercises developed for functional movement therapy of the lower back, in combination with motivating and entertaining games, train the back muscles, mobilize the spine and contribute to improved movement awareness. The sensors of the registered medical device include the latest Bluetooth Smart Technology (low energy) and therefore set new technology standards. Each sensor contains a 3D gyroscope, a 3D accelerometer and a 3D magnetometer and so can record full 360 degree movements. The innovative, high precision sensor technology and the motivating power of video games strengthen the back in a playful way.

Valedo product nominated for MDEA Awards 2015

Eye pressure sensor

 

For the early detection and treatment of glaucoma Cicor manufactures a smart contact lens and brings the persons concerned back some quality of life. The lens measures the eye pressure for long periods as an implant or for a short period as sensor in the contact lens.

  • Flexible thin film substrate on Polyimide
  • Microassembly
  • Development of new fabrication methods