Samsung industry’s First Smart Bio-Processor

Friday, January 1st, 2016 | In Electronic Gadgets | Tags: ,

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is addressing the growing trend of quantified health with an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearable market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor is specifically designed to allow accelerated development of innovative wearable products for consumers who are increasingly monitoring their health and fitness on a daily basis.

Samsung industry's First Smart Bio-Processor
~ Samsung industry’s First Smart Bio-Processor ~

With the improvements in smart, fitness devices and an increase in consumer health consciousness, more and more people are looking for ways to monitor various personal bio-data or fitness data to constantly manage their health and the Samsung’s Bio-Processor, which can process five different biometric signals, is the most versatile health and fitness monitoring chip available on the market today and is expected to open up many new health-based service options for the users.

Samsung’s Bio-Processor is the industry’s first all-in-one health solution chip, it is integrating not only Analog Front Ends (AFE), but also micro-controller unit (MCU), power management integrated circuit (PMIC), digital signal processor (DSP) and eFlash memory. It is able to process the bio-signals it measures without the need of external processing parts. Even with its integrated design, the Bio-Processor is particularly innovative and incredibly small size.

Samsung has designed its Bio-Processor to integrated five AFEs including bioelectical impedance analysis (BIA), photoplethysmogram (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), skin temperature, and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) into a single chip solution that measures body fat, and skeletal muscle mass, heart rate, heart rhythm, skin temperature and stress level, respectively. In addition, combinations of these fitness inputs can be considered for a variety of new use cases.

Information via samsung.


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