ams introduces AS7026 optical sensor |

ams introduces AS7026 optical sensor

February 272019
ams introduces AS7026 optical sensor

February 27, 2019 -- ams introduced the AS7026, an optical sensor for continuous cardiovascular health monitoring which performs blood pressure measurement. When included in the ams VivaVita accessory design, this provides a solution for customers that need a mobile app for both the iOS and Android mobile operating systems.

The AS7026 provides continuous heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, and electrocardiography (ECG) measurements when embedded in a consumer device such as a fitness-monitoring wristband or smart watch. The combination of advanced optical semiconductor technology in the AS7026 with sophisticated algorithms have resulted in unprecedented measurement accuracy in a wearable device form factor: the blood pressure measurement accuracy of the algorithm that the AS7026 runs is rated as medical-grade (grade B) when tested according to the IEEE 1708-2014 industry standard.

Packaged as a 6.2mm x 2.8mm x 1.0mm optical module, the AS7026 enables smart health monitoring to be performed 24/7 by battery-powered devices. The size of the sensor provides scope to develop  new applications for health monitoring technology – from in-ear devices such as earphones and hearing aids to toilet seats.