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Is It Time To Ditch Your Chest Strap?
Is It Time To Ditch Your Chest Strap?

April 21, 2015 — Whether you want to pick up the pace or lose weight, the wearable you have on should provide you with more than just a pumper reading; it needs to give you biometric analytics. Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, co-founder and president of Valencell, says, “What many companies are missing is that wearables show you heart rate, but there’s nothing behind the meaning.” Read More

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March 25, 2015 — We had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, co-founder and president of Valencell. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valencell develops high-performance biometric sensor technology and licenses its patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands, gaming companies, and first-responder/military suppliers for integration into their products. Read More

‘Hearable’ Wearable Tech Makes its Way into the Market
‘Hearable’ Wearable Tech Makes its Way into the Market

March 2, 2015

‘Hearable’ wearable devices are finding their way into the market with high expectations. The wrist, waist and eyes were all some of the earliest targeted regions of the body to attach gadgets to, but as Mark Niu reports, there is another area being explored because of its particularly sensitivity. The ear. Its the next wave of wearables.   Read More

Can You Trust Heart Rate Readings from Wearable Fitness Bands?
Can You Trust Heart Rate Readings from Wearable Fitness Bands?

February 25, 2015 — "The wrist is a terrible location for biometric monitoring," said Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. "Wearable devices are less accurate at the wrist than at the head or hip." His company licenses biometric data sensor technology used in devices,including Bluetooth headsets, earbuds, sports armbands and wristbands. Read More

Valencell President Weighs in on Wearables vs Smartphone Fitness tracking Apps Study
Valencell President Weighs in on Wearables vs Smartphone Fitness tracking Apps Study

February 11, 2015 — If there’s a counter argument for that University of Pennsylvania study suggesting there’s little difference between the accuracy of smartphone fitness apps and fitness wearables to track steps, Steve LeBoeuf would be the one to make it. He’s the president of Valencell, a company that develops and licenses its PerformTech technology that powers several wearable devices. Read More

Valencell Expands Robust Portfolio of Critical Patents
Valencell Expands Robust Portfolio of Critical Patents

February 3, 2015 — Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has been granted an additional eight patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The new patents are critical to the accurate monitoring and tracking of biometrics across a variety of form-factors, such as earbuds, wristbands, armbands, and jewelry, and bring the Company's total number of granted patents to more than 20, with dozens of additional patents pending. Read More

Sensors/MEMS Session: Biometric Information for Wearables
Sensors/MEMS Session: Biometric Information for Wearables

January 7, 2015 — Developers of health and fitness wearables — currently the industry’s biggest segment — are challenged with providing accurate and reliable biometric information. If the consumer cannot be convinced that calories burned, steps taken, and blood pressure numbers do not reflect reality, then health and fitness wearables will never gain the traction they need to become mass market. Enter Valencell, a core technology provider for biometric information to silicon providers and OEMs. Read More

Valencell President: 2016 Is the Year of the Wearable
Valencell President: 2016 Is the Year of the Wearable

January 6, 2015 — Valencell isn’t your typical wearables company. As a development and licensing service, they license highly accurate biometric sensor technology to other companies—companies like ATLAS, Jabra, Scosche, and even LG. That position in the supply chain gives the company a unique perspective on the state of the wearables market. We had a chance to sit down with Valencell president Dr. Steven LeBoeuf to talk about the struggles and opportunities of the wearables space—and how, he thinks, we might have to wait until 2016 to see wearables begin to reach their full potential. Read More

Will Wearables Be 'Hearables'?
Will Wearables Be 'Hearables'?

January 5, 2015 — Dr. Steven LeBoeuf says yes.
The president of Valencell thinks the wearable tech market is moving—slowly but surely—toward the ear. Read More

Valencell Will Be All Over CES 2015
Valencell Will Be All Over CES 2015

January 5, 2015 — Having seen a 300 percent increase in its licensing partnerships over the last year, Valencell now has a number of products sporting its biometric sensors showcasing in CES. With the current excitement over wearable tech, biometric technology has enormous potential for applications in these areas, and with the athletic-tracking and gaming sectors driven strongly by consumer demand, a business model that focuses on getting biometric tech into other companies’ devices is clearly a winning strategy – one that has vaulted Valencell into the spotlight during this year’s CES. Read More

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