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Google Testing a Cardiac Sensor Wristband
Google Testing a Cardiac Sensor Wristband

June 23, 2015 — Google is working on a wearable device that can help doctors remotely monitor patients' health. Read More

Google Developing Sensor-Ridden Wearable That Constantly Monitors Wearer's Health
Google Developing Sensor-Ridden Wearable That Constantly Monitors Wearer's Health

June 23, 2015 — Despite Google's hopes, however, there have been many critics of using the wrist as a way to track heart rate, with devices like Apple's new Apple Watch using infrared light to measure changes in blood flow. "But bones, tendons, muscles, and vascular structure of the wrist can interfere with the ability to accurately measure heart rate and other biometrics during exercise," said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf of Valencell. Read More

Valencell Tech Beats Apple Watch in Cardiac Biometrics Test
Valencell Tech Beats Apple Watch in Cardiac Biometrics Test

June 23, 2015 — Valencell‘s PerformTek biometric technology is still better than the Apple Watch at measuring cardiac activity, the company says. The assertion is the result of testing conducted at Valencell’s Biometric Lab, where its wrist-based PerformTek sensor was tested head-to-head against the Apple Watch.  Read More

Kuai and The Dash headphones - the future of fitness tracking?
Kuai and The Dash headphones - the future of fitness tracking?

June 22, 2015

Kuai is a set of headphones with a difference – a host of integrated biometric sensors means these could replace your separate heart rate monitor, foot pod, sports watch and MP3 player with a single headset device.

At the heart of the over-the-ear style headphones are over 30 patented technologies developed by biometric sensor specialists Valencell. These include in-ear heart rate monitoring and a built-in three-axis accelerometer. Read More

Thinking of buying a fitness tracker? 5 things to consider
Thinking of buying a fitness tracker? 5 things to consider

May 21, 2015 — Had a note awhile back from the folks at Valencell, a company that develops biometric sensor technology. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of it until that email, but there no doubt are tons of other companies I’ve never heard of either! Anyway, I asked if Valencell’s president and co-founder, Steven LeBoeuf (who has a doctorate degree in electrical engineering) could offer a few tips of what to look for in a fitness tracker. He was happy to comply. So if you’re NOT one of the millions and millions who own one — or you are and wonder whether you’ve done enough homework — read on: Read More

The Bloomberg Advantage: Featuring Dr. Steven LeBoeuf
The Bloomberg Advantage: Featuring Dr. Steven LeBoeuf

May 8, 2015Dr. Steven LeBoeuf speaks with The Bloomberg Advantage about the importance of accuracy in wearable technology and the increase in adoption the Company is seeing in its PerformTek license partners. Read More

Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems
Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

May 3, 2015 — It’s an annoying problem for an unlucky few: The Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue “TattooGate” on Twitter, complaining that they must choose between their body art and their stylish gadget.  The issue comes down to light, said Steven LeBoeuf, president of Valencell, which develops biometric sensor technology — though not specifically for the Apple Watch. Read More

Dark tattoos on wrist block Apple Watch sensor light, say complaints
Dark tattoos on wrist block Apple Watch sensor light, say complaints

May 1, 2015 — The darker the ink and the deeper the tattoo, the more problems will occur. Well, that inks. The newly released Apple Watch may be problematic for people with dark tattoos on their wrist, the company acknowledged after complaints from customers. Read More

Apple Watch has a problem with tattoos
Apple Watch has a problem with tattoos

May 1, 2015 — "The signal to noise ratio when you use light to try and measure blood flow in people as Apple is doing is much lower in someone who has high melanin content," says Steven LeBoeuf, a co-founder of Valencell, a producer of biometric sensors. His company hasn't completed its tests with the Apple Watch. Read More

And then there was TattooGate.
And then there was TattooGate.

May 1, 2015 — Social media is all abuzz with anecdotes and posts on Reddit and Twitter that the Apple Watch sensor that measures heart rate does not work well on some users that have tattoos on their wrists. "Doubt they asked at checkout if you had any tattoos. ... It's all about da money yo," tweeted Kayla Sweeney. Read More

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