MediaTek Sensio 6-in-1 smartphone biosensor module for health monitoring announced

MediaTek Sensio

MediaTek.Inc today has announced the Sensio advanced health monitoring 6-in-1 smartphone biosensor module. The new Biosensor makes it easy to track heart rate information, blood pressure trends, peripheral oxygen saturation levels and more.

MediaTek Sensio

The MediaTek Sensio will be available as an embedded module in smartphones which makes it possible for consumers to quickly check and monitor physical wellness on their smartphones. The MediaTek Sensio MT6381 is capable of tracking heart beats per minute and can also measure variation in the time between heartbeats and the amount of oxygen in the blood.

The MediaTek Sensio is also capable of measuring the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time and displays it in graph form or in simple ECG. It also consists optical, electrical and processing components that deliver a package of smart health solutions which will help users to be more informed about their fitness levels

It includes integrated R and IR LEDs for reflective PPG measurement + 1-channel ECG analog front-end and also has the flexibility to embed the MediaTek Sensio module directly into all types of smartphones.

The Module uses LEDs in conjunction with a light-sensitive sensor to measure the absorption of red and infrared light by the user’s fingertips. It  creates a closed loop between your heart and the biosensor to measure ECG and PPG waveforms and delivers results in 60 seconds. The MediaTek Sensio will be available beginning in early 2018.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Yenchi Lee, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for MediaTek’s wireless business said:

Giving people the power to access their health information with a smartphone is a major step in making the world a healthier place. With our MediaTek Sensio biosensor module and software, developers and device makers have a powerful, embedded health monitoring solution that delivers heart and fitness information in around 60 seconds.