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Ear phones that monitor your heart rate: Valencell

Techstination feature for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ear phones that monitor your heart rate.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Wearable fitness gadgets are a pretty hot category…heart rate tracking is becoming pretty common in lots of devices.   But some are more accurate than others….especially when you are working up a sweat.     A company called Valencell makes the PerformTek technology being used by SMS Audio in its biosport biometric earbuds…and by Jabra in its Sportpulse wireless earphones.  President and co-founder Dr. Steven LeBoeuf…

“We have a biometrics lab here where we validate the technology to make sure the sensors, like for example the heart rate or respiration rate sensors are working as well as clinical instruments.   And then we also provide software support so that we can show people, we provide them algorithms so that they can take the data and turn it into things that matter.”

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