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Maxim Releases Health Sensor Platform 3.0 to Save Development Time

Maxim Integrated Products has launched a Health sensor platform 3.0 to save at least six months of development time. Also known as MAXREFDES104#, this ready-to-wear wrist form factor reference design monitors blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate (HR), body temperature and motion.

Maxim Included algorithms provide HR, heart-rate variability (HRV), respiration rate (RR), SpO2 , body temperature, sleep quality and stress level information at clinical-grade levels. It allows wearable designers to start collecting data immediately, saving at least six months over building these devices from scratch. Designed for wrist-based form factors, HSP 3.0 can be adapted for other dry electrode form factors such as chest patches and smart rings.

“Remote patient monitoring of vital signs is more important than ever,” said Dr. Nadia Tsao, principal analyst at IDTechEx. “The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the uptake of digital health services such as tele-health and remote patient monitoring, up to 1,000 percent in some cases. Going forward, remote patient monitoring is going to be critical for preventative health and chronic disease management. We are already seeing billions of dollars in deals, IPOs and investments, even during the height of the pandemic.”

“During these times of the pandemic, there’s a drive towards the point of use to monitor clinical-grade measurements such as SpO2, respiration and temperature,” said Andrew Baker, managing director for the Industrial and Healthcare Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. “Developers strive to continue this momentum of remote patient monitoring by creating innovative solutions to provide deeper insight into health conditions, open doors to improve wellness and minimize the amount of time people need to visit healthcare facilities.”

 Compared to its predecessor, the narrower form factor and enhanced optical architecture of HSP 3.0 improves signal acquisition quality and uses upgraded microcontroller, power, security and sensing ICs. The reference design includes complete optical and electrode designs, along with algorithms to meet clinical requirements.

Key Advantages

  • Faster Time to Market:Saves at least six months in development time
  • Clinical-Grade:Accuracy meets regulatory requirements for SpO2 and ambulatory ECG (IEC 60601-2-47)
  • Covers Key Vital Signs: Addresses the needs of advanced health wearables with SpO2, ECG, HR, HRV, RR, body temperature and motion
  • Complete Reference Design: Empowers designers to innovate with complete access to source code and design files


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