North Carolina’s Only Statewide Technology Awards Program Recognizes Startup’s Licensable Fitness Monitoring Technology
RALEIGH, NC (November 9, 2012) – Valencell, a leader in mobile health and fitness technology, today announced the company received the NCTA 21 Award for most innovative company at the North Carolina Technology Association’s Awards Gala last night.
Valencell won the most innovative company award by successfully demonstrating its PerformTek Precision Biometrics as a game-changing sensor technology. 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.
“PerformTek is a game-changing technology in the rapidly growing mobile health and fitness market, and it’s great to see our accomplishments recognized by our peers at the North Carolina Technology Association,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and CEO of Valencell. “The community appreciates how PerformTek biometrics give people the ability to achieve their health and fitness goals with popular devices that they already wear each day.”
Valencell’s 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 2013.
The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. The awards process culminated at the NCTA 21 Awards Gala held last night where over 800 leaders from across the state gathered to celebrate the tech sector and learn who the winners were in each category.
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.