Dr. Steven LeBoeuf to Present at Health Innovation Conference on October 8
RALEIGH, NC (September 25, 2012) – Valencell, an innovator in mobile health and fitness technology, today announced company founder Dr. Steven LeBoeuf will demonstrate Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics sensor technology at Health 2.0’s 6th Annual Fall Conference in San Francisco. The demo, part of the “Off the Couch and Into Shape: Tools for Physical Fitness” breakout session, will take place on October 8 at 2:30 pm.
PerformTek Precision Biometrics captures accurate health/fitness data – such as heart rate, speed, distance, pace, cadence, calories burned and VO2 max (aerobic fitness) and uses these metrics to provide meaningful fitness assessments. It’s a licensable technology that seamlessly integrates into audio earbuds and smartphone apps people are already using while exercising. PerformTek continuously measures more real-time biometric and physiological data than any other fitness monitors with high accuracy and consistency. Earbuds powered by PerformTek will be available to consumers in early 2013 and other form factors, such as arm bands and wrist devices, are in the works.
“There is an incredible amount of innovation in this space, but Valencell’s integration of sensors into earbuds, paired with their user-friendly app, made their product something we simply had to share at Health 2.0,” said Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman of Health 2.0.
As part of the demonstration Dr. LeBoeuf will explain how PerformTek captures health/fitness data and uses these metrics to supply real and actionable fitness and performance assessments. Health 2.0 attendees interested in learning more about Valencell and PerformTek are encouraged to visit the company booth #12.
“Our research shows that a massive consumer market exists for seamless mobile health and fitness solutions. People want to be healthy and fit, and they want to know how they can improve themselves with personalized feedback on what their bodies are actually saying,” said Dr. LeBoeuf. “We’re ready to show the Health 2.0 audience how PerformTek can provide biometric feedback and help interpret what people’s bodies are saying to help folks achieve their health and fitness goals.”
Dr. LeBoeuf has developed partnerships with many institutions. Duke Center for Living, North Carolina State University, the Human Performance Laboratory, and NC Wesleyan have provided clinical validation of Valencell’s next-gen technology. He has raised more than $10M in funding and is the inventor of more than 50 patents. Prior to Valencell, LeBoeuf led the optoelectronic biosensor program at GE Global Research. He developed optoelectronic solid-state materials and devices while researching at North Carolina State University. LeBoeuf holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from N.C. State and a B.S. in mathematics and electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
Health 2.0 holds conferences around the world, showcasing cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valencell develops wearable fitness monitoring technology and licenses this technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, and sports and fitness brands for integration into their products. Valencell’s PerformTek sensor technology seamlessly integrates into audio earbuds and connects with smartphone apps people are already using while exercising. It measures more real-time biometric and physiological data than any other fitness monitor with a high degree of accuracy and consistency, and uses that data to give people meaningful health and fitness assessments. PerformTek has been clinically validated by Duke University and other independent research institutions.