Biosensor Platform Enables High-Volume Wearables Production

The Life Signal Product platform is described as the market’s first family of semiconductor chips optimized for mobile and wearable applications in medical and health monitoring for life-critical applications. Introduced by LifeSignals Inc., the product family was developed and industrialized in conjunction with STMicroelectronics and 3M to meet the stringent requirements of the medical market. 

 

The LSP family consists of two silicon devices and developer support items: 

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  1. LC1100 Life Signal Processor, a single-chip solution for disposable clinical-grade biosensor patches – The core chip of the product family, the LC1100 enables the creation of low-cost, low-power wireless biosensor patches, smart clothing and other wearable devices that can continuously capture multi-parameter life signals with clinical accuracy. The LC1100 can communicate that resulting data to monitoring devices, smartphones, tablets and the cloud, continuously operating for days with only coin cell batteries.  
  2. LC5500 UWB, a companion receiver chip – A receiver chip that is optionally used in mobile and certain fixed receiver devices.  The LSP chipset’s hybrid radio (featuring Wi-Fi, Ultra-Wideband and Medical-Band standards) was invented to deliver wire-grade connectivity across multiple parallel wireless channels when multiple subjects are being monitored wearing LSP-based biosensors.

The LSP family is supported by a full suite of hardware and software development tools, including a development board and a software development kit (SDK) to design custom devices based on LSP. Production-ready reference designs are also available for multiple product types including patches, smart clothing-based designs, receiver devices, etc. Various apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

 

For more insights, visit LifeSignals and STMicroelectronics.

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