January 12, 2016 -
Valencell exclusively talked to BiometricUpdate.com last week about its biometric sensor integration package at at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
According to Ryan Kraudel, the firm’s Vice President of Marketing, Valencell develops high-performance biometric sensor technology and licenses its patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands, gaming companies, first-responder and military suppliers for integration into their products.
Valencell’s PerformTek-powered sensor technology is reportedly the most accurate wearable biometric sensor technology that continuously measures heart rate and activity. According to Kraudel, the firm has been innovating mobile health and fitness technology since 2006.
The firm’s BioPack sensor systems incorporates its PerformTek biometric sensor technology in pre-packaged system for immediate integration in wrist and arm wearables. The BioPack sensor system provides patent-protected, high-performance biometric technology in a pre-packaged system that accelerates time-to-market and streamlines product development for wearables.
By utilizing the BioPack system no licensing is necessary. A company simply buys the BioPack systems and integrates it into their wearable design, like any other component in their device. As a complete biometric solution, Valencell’s sensor system completely eliminates any schedule or technical risk associated with validating the biometric technology in a device.
For clients who do want license technology, that option is also available. Valencell provides a three-part patent-protected licensing package that includes: optomechanical biometric sensor designs, a DSP chip loaded with the firm’s biometric firmware and access to an online community through the firm’s application programming interface (API).
Licensees obtain access to Valencell’s highly cited patent portfolio and to the company’s comprehensive R&D team of experts providing the right mix of mechanical engineering, signal processing skills and exercise physiology leadership. Partners simply license Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics package for seamless integration within their products.
Valencell provides comprehensive engineering support to help licensees develop storyboards for their desired product use case, integrate the biometric sensor technology into their products, monitor the quality of optomechanical biometric sensors being developed during manufacturing, and certify the biometric accuracy of their final wearable product. Moreover, Valencell offers licensing partners a technology platform in addition to a product roadmap as they look to enhance or expand product and service offerings.
Just last week, Valencell filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Apple and Fitbit. Valencell alleges that the two companies knowingly and wrongly used its technology without obtaining a license and that Apple’s and Fitbit’s products infringe on Valencell’s intellectual property.