Event at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress® 2016 highlights newest and most unique MEMS/sensors-enabled applications in the industry

Raleigh, N.C. and Scottsdale, Ariz. – November 9, 2016 – Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable biometric data sensor technology, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase, taking place at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress® 2016, November 9 -11, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Technology Showcase, held each year by the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, highlights some of the newest and most unique MEMS/sensors-enabled applications in the industry.

For the Showcase, Valencell will demonstrate a biometric gaming application that uses real-time biometric data to provide a new dimension of entertainment in game play, while also generating actionable health assessments in the background. This technology has implications not only for the gaming industry, but also for healthcare and medical markets. At the conclusion of the Technology Showcase, audience members will vote to select the winner.

“Advances in sensor accuracy and functionality are fueling exponential growth in the wearables market, and enabling new and compelling use cases,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. “As the leader in accurate biometric sensor technology for wearables, Valencell is excited to participate in this important industry event and have the opportunity to showcase our latest innovations in applications such as gaming, healthcare and fitness.”

Valencell’s PerformTek® sensor systems provide accurate, robust and flexible technology,powering more biometric hearables and wearables on the market than any other company. The technology gives hearable 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 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.

Valencell provides its biometric sensor technology through it Benchmark™ sensor system, a turnkey biometric sensor system with the complete PerformTek technology package ready for immediate integration into wearable and hearable devices. Valencell also offers product licensing and patent licensing, to enable customers to create custom-designed biometric hearable and wearable devices.

The accuracy of Valencell’s PerformTek technology has been independently validated by numerous research institutions, including Duke University, NC State University, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Valencell has a highly cited patent portfolio in optical biometric sensor technology in the wearables and hearables industry, which includes 37 patents granted and more than 70 additional patents pending.

Valencell’s PerformTek technology is the choice of popular consumer electronics brands, including Bose, Samsung, Sony, LG, Intel/SMS Audio, Jabra, Scosche, Atlas Wearables, Caeden, Kuaiwear, Bioconnected, and iriver among numerous others. To learn more about licensing PerformTek, visit valencell.com/access.

About Valencell

Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands 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’s inventions are currently found in wrist-, arm-, and ear-worn wearables and hearables. 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. For more information, visit www.valencell.com.