Valencell opens new lab to test biometric wearables

September 26, 2014 - 

Valencell announced it has opened a new sports performance lab at its Raleigh, North Carolina headquarters, designed to meet the demands of its existing and new licensee partners seeking to develop and validate biometric wearable products.

Doubling in size, Valencell’s new lab features 800 square feet of indoor space with access to a running track, along with over 100 miles of greenways for outdoor exercises.

The new facility is designed to measure, test and evaluate biometric data including metabolic performance, cardiovascular health, strength, speed, agility and power.

“The introduction of more sophisticated user experiences that demand highly accurate fitness assessments has fueled the demand for PerformTek biometrics, and in turn our labs,” said Chris Eschbach, Ph.D., HFS, CSCS and Valencell’s exercise physiologist. “This new lab, located right in our offices, further illustrates our commitment to collaboration with our license partners and desire to provide the best wearable sensor technology in the world, ensuring high-standards of accuracy and overall wearability.”

Valencell also collaborates with sports performance labs located at Duke University’s Center for Living, North Carolina Research Campus, and Campbell University, which provide additional resources for Valencell license partners to measure the reliability, performance and accuracy of wearable products embedded with PerformTek biometric sensors.

These sport performance labs work with Valencell’s Biometrics Lab on further research and development with additional metrics and wearable applications, such including gaming, military, and first responder.

Valencell licenses its technology to a range of brands including Intel, LG, and Jabra, that are looking to expand into the wearable fitness market.

Valencell licensees benefit from the company’s testing facilities and R&D-focused team, providing them with biometric sensor designs, biometric firmware and software, and expert service and support throughout the entire design and manufacturing process.

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