Bittium Wearable Platform with Philips EmoGraphy & CardioSense solution is one of the five winners in the innovation contest “Transform the Future of Self-care,” organized by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare, Bittium announced. In the winning solution, Bittium integrated Philips EmoGraphy and Philips VitalSigns Optical technologies into a wearable device that reportedly calculates stress levels by measuring cortisol contribution from skin conductance. This device will also monitor heart rate and provide predictions of a person’s future stress level an hour ahead, according to the company’s announcement.
“We are truly honored for being recognized by GSK and selecting our Bittium Wearable Platform with Philips EmoGraphy & VitalSigns Optical solution as winner of the GSK Transforming the Future of Self-Care Challenge in the Digital Health Technologies category,” said Jani Lyrintzis, Bittium USA Vice President and General Manager. “The solution can be tailored for different user needs and objectives, and utilizes unique sensor technology and algorithms from Philips, not only to measure the user’s current emotional, fitness, and stress level, but also predicting the user’s future stress level, giving the user an opportunity to proactively influence their physical and emotional state and well-being.”
To measure and analyze emotional fitness Bittium has developed the Bittium Wearable Platform consisting of a wearable device called “BitWear” and an intelligent analytics tool, “SafeMove® Analytics.” The company reports that Philips EmoGraphy and Philips VitalSigns Optical technologies have also been integrated into BitWear wearable devices. Philips EmoGraphy SW is said to measure stress level and calculate cortisol contribution from skin conductance. Philips VitalSigns Optical SW is said to complete the measured data by adding parameters from the Heart Rate sensor. With measured data, users are reportedly able to practice self care and optimize their cognitive performance accordingly to maximize performance and safety, according to Bittium.
Additionally, Philips EmoGraphy SW is said to be adding a feature that will help users “predict future stress” by up to an hour, Bittium says. Measured sensor data is said to be shown to users in real time on the BitWear display, on a mobile phone app, and is also available for further analysis from SafeMove® Analytics.
Philips, one of the world’s largest consumer and healthcare products companies, recently entered into a branding partnership with Demant, the maker of Oticon, Bernafon, and Sonic hearing aids. Philips hearing aids started being distributed globally in April of this year, including at Costco in the United States.
For further information about the contest and the winners, please visit: https://innovation.gsk.com/product-healthcare/innovation-contest.
For further information about Bittium Wearable Platform, please visit: https://www.bittium.com/rd-services/bittium-wearable-platform.