The Valencell Biometrics Lab

Our expert team tests and validates your wearables.

The Valencell Biometrics Lab is one of the most sophisticated wearables research labs in the world.

Valencell’s Biometrics Lab is capable of wearable product or prototype validation testing, pre-clinical trial testing and study development, and more. We will analyze and validate the data to determine real-world accuracy and identify improvements to product performance and/or study design.

Key use cases include exercise, activities of daily living, prevention, chronic disease management, clinical vital signs monitoring, and clinical research (including protocol design, testing and reporting for journal publication).

Testing can be conducted both in the lab and in real-world settings with either structured or naturalistic protocols.

Reference devices include benchmarks for: heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), breathing (respiration) rate, blood pressure, pulse-oximetry, step count, step rate, and more.

A diversity of form-factors have been evaluated: wrist, arm, finger, earpieces, headgear and headsets, patches, leg-worn devices, and smart apparel.

Each Year, Valencell’s Biometrics Lab:

Recruits over 2000 human subjects
Measures over 2,000 hours of testing & validation
Conducts over 36,000 different device tests
Performs over 2,500 blood pressure tests
Analyzes over 50 million biometric data points
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Test, Analyze, Validate, Repeat

The only way to bring a successful and accurate device to market is through intensive testing and validation. Everyone has different physiological characteristics, yet devices must provide consistent and accurate data across a wide range of people doing a variety of activities at different intensity levels. We use dozens of different protocols in our testing methodologies to account for these differences and will customize testing protocols to match the intended user experience.

How We Test

Walking, jogging, running, biking, rowing, gym exercises, lifestyle activities, & more
Medical use cases using blood flow dynamics and deep features of the PPG waveform for medical insights
Indoor, outdoor & aquatic testing
Metrics measured include heart rate, breathing (respiration) rate, RR-interval (RRi), physical activity parameters, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, and blood glucose level.
Test subjects vary by age, biological sex, fitness levels, skin tones & body types
Both lab-based and field-based settings are supported

Work with Us

To learn more about our Biometrics Lab services download the Services Overview. Contact us to discuss how our lab services can support your next project.

Participate in a Study

Participants are currently needed for a blood pressure study. View the study’s eligibility rules and make an appointment using the button below.  You can also learn more about future studies below.

Thinking Ahead

The Lab contributes to Valencell’s research and development of new technology related to physiological biometrics as applied to health, fitness, exercise, and military situations. Beyond our own technology, we continually evaluate biometric wearable products that are not powered by Valencell to identify strengths and weaknesses of all technologies and products on the market today.

Download Whitepapers

Read the latest Valencell whitepapers and independent validation about Valencell technology and our partners’ products.
Contact us if you have questions or would like further detail.

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Step Rate

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

At Rest

Step Rate

Step Rate

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

At Rest

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Valencell is collecting & analyzing data for whitepapers in this area. Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

HRV Performance (Article)

Noted HRV researcher Marco Altini has evaluated the Scosche Rhythm 24 with Valencell technology for HRV at the forearm.

Participate in a Study

The Valencell Biometrics Lab conducts a wide range of studies. These studies vary in activity level from seated / resting to strength workouts while wearing one or several wearable devices. We are always in need of more participants to test the latest technology.

Are you interested in participating in future research studies? Please fill out the form and we will reach out to you when we start recruiting for a study that matches your interests!

Current Studies

Blood Pressure

Participants are currently needed for a blood pressure study. View the study’s eligibility rules and make an appointment.