Cardi/oTM – an advanced touchless cardiac sensor – makes its public debut this week at the ‘world’s largest consumer tech show’. The novel tech is a brainchild of Advanced TeleSensors, Inc. (ATS), a start up comprised of CalTech scientists and Texan engineers who have been quietly incubating the RF-based technology for automotive and consumer electronics applications.
Cardi/oTM digitally captures cardiac information without the use of a wearable device. The sensor employs reflectometric signal processing in a 24GHz hardware platform. “Rather than using a tactile sensor attached to the body to read physiology, we use the body’s own signals to transmit the information which we process to extract heart and respiratory rates, heart rate variability, and gross motion,” explains CEO Sajol Ghoshal. “By eliminating the wearable, we’ve also eliminated a major obstacle blocking consumer adoption of health trackers. Comfort, design, and forgetfulness are primary reasons people cite for ditching their wearables, but Cardi/oTM is designed to seamlessly fit into daily routines.” The sensor scans cardiac data of individuals within its 45 degree field of view, enabling quick, easy general wellness checks.
Advanced TeleSensors is teaming with IBM Streams analytics to package consumable information from data collected by Cardi/oTM. Demonstrations of the touchless cardiac scanner will be exhibited at Advanced TeleSensors’ booth # 52506 located in the health and biotech aisle of Eureka Park at Consumer Electronics Show 2018, held in Las Vegas, NV, January 9-12.
The company is currently working with automotive and consumer electronics OEM. The first consumer version of Cardi/oTM health monitor is slated for release in 4Q 2018.