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A Korean R&D institute is looking for global partners for its technology regarding multi-sensor module providing long time logger under technical cooperation and research cooperation

Country of origin:
Country: 
SOUTH KOREA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOKR20210121001
Published
04/02/2021
Last update
15/02/2021
Expiration date
16/02/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Internet Technologies/Communication (Wireless, Bluetooth)
Applications for Health
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Sensor Technology related to measurements
Medical/health software
Other measuring devices
Diagnostic services
Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
A Korean R&D institute specialized in ICT Bio-healthcare has developed a skin-attachable multi-sensor module that simultaneously measures bio-signals and store the data such as ECG (electrocardiogram), EDA (electrodermal activity) for a longer period of time than conventional measuring device. Any organization can be a potential partner under technical cooperation and research cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

With the increase in the proportion of the old and chronic patients, the strong demand for easy health monitoring in daily life has been growing instead of using diagnostic equipment in hospital.

Currently, it is rare that a single skin-attachable device measures various bio-signal simultaneously. Commonly used to diagnose heart disease in hospital, holter monitor also creates restrictions on daily life while wearing.

A Korean R&D institute focusing on ICT-based Bio-healthcare has developed skin-attachable ECG (electrocardiogram)-based multi-sensor module providing long time logger function.
The features of the health monitoring device using the technology are as following:

1) The device is skin-attached and downsized, resulting in the minimization in user inconvenience.
2) It measures ECG (electrocardiogram), EDA (electrodermal activity), skin temperature and acceleration at once with a single sensor module and records each measurement information for 36 hours (Able to save 46 hours of record if only use ECG logger function)
3) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) technologies are applied for communication

It is expected that the technology can be utilized in the area where biometric information is used in real time such as disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The main application areas are personal health monitoring, collecting and measuring of bio-signal for medical assistive device, and remote healthcare service.

The Korean R&D institute is looking for companies or research institutes in wearable bio-signal measurement device to increase their products’ record period under technical cooperation. Also, this institute is interested in applying joint R&D programme(e.g. EUREKA, EUROSTARS) to develop a personal medical device with the technology of multi-sensor module for bio-signal measurement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- As a skin-attachable multi-sensor module, it is able to measure ECG (electrocardiogram), EDA (electrodermal activity), skin temperature, and acceleration capacity at once. - Able to transmit various biometric signals in real time as well as provide data logger function - Communicated through both UART (Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). BLE takes the priority. - If setting of multi-sensors as 200 Hz for ECG, 10 Hz for EDA, 1 Hz for skin temperature, and 100 Hz for acceleration, it provides 36 hour-data logger function for each sensor data.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
- Type of partner sought: SMEs or research institute - Specific area of activity of the partner: Wearable healthcare devices, Personal medical device - Task to be performed: Employing the technology to improve the existing products’ record function. Applying to joint R&D programme(e.g. EUREKA, EUROSTARS) to develop new personal medical device for measuring bio-signal.