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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

Biometrics: A Major Part of Wearable Technology
Biometrics: A Major Part of Wearable Technology

December 12, 2014 — For most people, thinking of “biometrics” usually brings thoughts of security products into mind. Thoughts of wearable technology, meanwhile, commonly don't bring biometrics into the picture at all. However, as Valencell recently discovered, there's been quite a demand for biometrics technology of late,  Read More

Finally, A Wearable that Works
Finally, A Wearable that Works

December 11, 2014 — Being a crossfit junkie, I regularly plan my meals a week at a time, check labels for complicated, hard-to-pronounce ingredients, and track my workouts in a journal. I’ve tried several fitness monitoring apps available on my phone, but have been left dissatisfied due to the inaccuracies in the data collected. However, as a result in a recent conversation with Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, founder and president of Valencell in Raleigh, NC, there still may be room for me on the health monitoring bandwagon.  Read More

Sensory Battle for Your Bodies
Sensory Battle for Your Bodies

October 24, 2014 — They're the odd couple of wearable technology: The scientist, Steve LeBoeuf, an N.C. State University grad with a slight New Orleans drawl, and the executive, Michael Dering, polished and handshake-ready. Together, they're trying to make a dent in a wearable technology industry LeBoeuf has been picking at for years– Read More

Come Along for an Inside Look at a Wearable Tech Lab
Come Along for an Inside Look at a Wearable Tech Lab

September 25, 2014 — Valencell has $7.2 million in funding and a new CEO. Now it's time for the startup to capitalize on the buzz around wearable technologies. Read More

Exclusive: A Peek Inside Valencell's Secret Wearable Technology Lab
Exclusive: A Peek Inside Valencell's Secret Wearable Technology Lab

September 23, 2014 — In a gym-like lab at a new north Raleigh headquarters, wearable tech startup Valencell is keeping a lot of secrets. The company, whose proprietary biometric sensors are already in products manufactured by mainstream electronics companies – firms such as LG and Scosche – is preparing for something big. Read More

Hearables: Why The Ear Will Make Wearables ‘stick’
Hearables: Why The Ear Will Make Wearables ‘stick’

September 22, 2014 — The market for fitness wearables is strong, but remains niche. According to a Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, nearly 125 million Americans exercise regularly, the majority of which track their performance and are looking for convenient, motivational ways to measure their progress. Read More

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