Valencell President Dr. Steven LeBoeuf and VP Marketing Ryan Kraudel to speak on separate panels at the premier consumer technology event in Asia

Raleigh, N.C. and Shanghai, China – May 11, 2016 – Valencell, the leading innovator in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced that two of its executives – Valencell president and co-founder, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, and vice president of marketing, Ryan Kraudel – will present at CES Asia 2016™, the premier event for the consumer technology industry in the Asian marketplace, taking place May 11 – 13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

An internationally recognized expert in biometric sensor technology, LeBoeuf will be a panelist for the “Innovative Wearables” session, which will focus on the latest innovations in wearable technologies coming to market in Asia and around the world, as well as important considerations for user interface and design. The session will take place Thursday, May 12 from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. at the Kerry Hotel, Level 3, in Pudong Ballroom 5. Tein Hee Seow, online editor for the Haymarket Media Group, will moderate the session.

Valencell vice president of marketing, Ryan Kraudel will be a panelist for a session titled, “Fitness Tech and Wearables Hit the Highway,” taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on Stage N4 on Thursday, May 12 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  The panel will discuss current and upcoming wearables and the presence of wearables and technology on our road to better health and fitness. The panel will be moderated by Julie Sylvester, executive producer, Living in Digital Times FitnessTech.

Located in Shanghai, China, CES Asia serves as the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of innovation in the Asian marketplace. This year’s conference will focus on three major themes: connectivity, innovation and the Internet of Things. Exhibitors on the show floor will represent 15 product categories, including 3D printing, audio, content and online, green technologies, health, home entertainment, lifestyle, mobile, robotics, smart home, sports and fitness, vehicle technology, video/4K Ultra HD, video gaming and wearables.

“Compelling user experiences that provide accurate, relevant, and personalized insights are critical to the success of the wearable industry and are the biggest growth drivers in the industry today,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. “Valencell is passionate about driving innovation in biometric wearables, supporting multiple form factors, and providing the consumer wearables market with the most accurate biometric sensor technology needed to drive truly compelling user experiences in fitness and health.”

Valencell’s continued focus on R&D in biometric wearables has resulted in significant growth in licensees and the most cited patent portfolio in wearable PPG in the industry, which includes 35 patents granted and more than 70 additional patents pending. A summary of granted patents protecting Valencell’s PerformTek® sensor technology can be found at http://www.valencell.com/patents. 

Valencell PerformTek sensor systems are the most accurate, robust and flexible technology available today, powering more biometric wearables on the market than any other company. Valencell gives wearable devices the ability to continuously and accurately measure blood flow signals even during extreme physical activity or when the optical signals are weak. These signals can be translated into a variety of biometric data, including continuous heart rate, VO2 and VO2 max, resting heart rate, heart rate response, heart rate recovery, continuous energy expenditure (calorie burn), cardiac efficiency and heart rate variability assessments. The accuracy and scalability of Valencell’s technology make it stand out from other options, and enables the data generated to be applicable to health assessments.

Valencell licenses its biometric sensor technology to enable customers to create custom-designed biometric wearable devices. Valencell also recently introduced a turn-key biometric sensor system with the complete PerformTek technology package ready for immediate integration into wrist and arm wearable devices.

Valencell’s PerformTek technology is the choice of popular consumer electronics brands, including Sony, LG, Intel/SMS Audio, Jabra, Scosche, Atlas Wearables, Caeden, Clip&Talk, Kuaiwear, Bioconnected, and iriver among numerous others. PerformTek is the only technology available that continuously measures heart rate, VO2, calories burned, cadence and much more with unmatched, scientifically-validated accuracy. To learn more about licensing PerformTek, visit http://valencell.wpengine.com//licensing. 

For more information, or to set up a meeting with Dr. LeBoeuf at CES Asia, please contactmedia@valencell.com.

About Valencell

Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and licenses this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell’s PerformTek® biometric sensor technology employs active signal characterization, the process of segmenting raw signal data from biometric sensors into biological, motion, and environmental signals and noise. Valencell has invested years into the research and development of its PerformTek sensor technology, protected by dozens of granted patents and independently validated by the Duke Center for Living, North Carolina State University, the Human Performance Laboratory and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.