The combination of Valencell’s highly accurate biometric sensor technology and Firstbeat’s advanced physiological analytics create innovative user experiences

Raleigh, N.C. and Helsinki, Finland (April 20, 2017) – Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable and hearable biometric sensor technology, and Firstbeat, the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing, announce a strategic collaboration to ensure Valencell’s biometric sensor systems and Firstbeat physiological analytics work seamlessly together and to explore to full potential of what can biometric wearables can achieve. Today’s market demands more insightful user experiences that use science to go beyond basic heart rate measurement to provide personalized, actionable insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery, among other things. These insights require highly accurate biometric sensor data and advanced analytics like those provided by Valencell and Firstbeat.

Valencell and Firstbeat each have decades of experience in research and development, validation and IP built into their respective technologies, and both pride themselves on their shared commitment to creating accurate, scientifically-validated results that their users can rely on.

“Firstbeat transforms heartbeat data into information people can actually use to live healthier, happier, more productive lives. This effort begins with the sensors that collect the biometric data that we interpret,” said Joni Kettunen, Ph.D., co-Founder/CEO of Firstbeat. “Valencell clinically validated biometric sensors are among the best in the world, which makes this a golden opportunity to explore the potential of what these technologies have to offer people.”

Independently and together, Firstbeat and Valencell technologies are already integrated into a substantial number of consumer devices from industry leading manufactures. Last year, sound solutions provider Jabra brought Valencell sensors and Firstbeat physiological analytics together, as part of the true wireless headphones Jabra Elite Sport and the wireless Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition heart monitoring sports headphones, both of which have received strong user reviews for these features.

“Successful biometric wearables require two things above all else: highly accurate biometric data in all conditions and advanced analytics to provide meaningful insights that help people achieve their goals,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. “Firstbeat’s analytics technology, when fueled by accurate biometric data, is some of the best in the world. By combining Valencell’s highly accurate biometric sensor systems with Firstbeat’s analytics, OEMs can deliver mobile health and fitness applications that provide real value to the consumer.”

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President & Co-Founder of Valencell Inc. will also participate in a panel discussion at the upcoming Firstbeat HRV Summit in Helsinki, Finland. The summit will take place April 20-21in Helsinki, Finland and will gather top professionals from around the world who share a common interest in changing the way physiology is used to improve health, life quality and sports performance. The 2-day program will provide state-of-the-art keynotes, hands-on tests, demos and case studies for participants. The event will also be an opportunity for professionals to network and test the latest products and services based on HRV analysis.

Firstbeat HRV Summit will be used as a platform for both companies to further discuss their collaboration as well as answer any questions on their expertise.

About Valencell:

Valencell produces the most accurate wearable biometric sensor systems in the world and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, medical device makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell’s technology can be used in wearables and hearables for virtually anyone, anywhere, doing anything. Their technology is scalable to multiple form-factors such as earbuds, smartwatches, armbands and wrist devices and is currently integrated into more biometric wearable devices than any other technology provider in the world.

About Firstbeat:

Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. (“Firstbeat”) is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing. The Firstbeat technology turns heartbeat data into rich, personalized and actionable insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery. Firstbeat analytics are used by hundreds of elite sports teams, thousands of corporations, and millions of consumers worldwide to improve their performance and wellbeing. Firstbeat has developed revolutionary analytics technology that creates a digital model of user’s physiology through advanced modelling of heart function and heart rate variability (HRV).

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