Valencell will demonstrate how its accurate biometric sensors are enabling the convergence of consumer wearables and medical devices to deliver meaningful outcomes for consumers, patients, and medical research

Raleigh, N.C. – December 12, 2018 – Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable biometric sensor technology, today announces its plan to launch new biometric sensor hardware and software, as well as showcasing new use cases with strategic partners at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019). Valencell’s technology is fueling a broad range of biometric wearables serving a broad range of needs, including hearing aids, sleep therapy devices, biometric patches for heat-related injuries, and cuff-less blood pressure monitoring. The technology and its wide array of use cases will be on display at Valencell’s CES booth Tuesday, January 8 through Friday, January 11, located in in Tech West, Sands Expo at the Venetian in booth #44006.

Valencell president and co-founder Dr. Steven LeBoeuf will be speaking at the Digital Health Summit 2019 in a main stage presentation on Hearables: The Era of Smart and Augmented Hearing. Dr. LeBoeuf will discuss the convergence of consumer wearables and medical devices using the latest market trends at the ear as a case study. This presentation builds on the strategic partnership with Sonion announced earlier this year in which Valencell and Sonion are working to make biometrics ubiquitous in hearables and hearing health.

“Valencell is excited to showcase more than 30 different products using our technology in a diverse mix of form factors, use cases, and industries at CES 2019,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. “Along with our partners at Sonion, we will be demonstrating advanced wearable and hearable sensors and components that are enabling cutting edge devices, such as hearing aids that can measure vital signs and monitor health conditions. Considering the well-publicized comorbidities between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease, these Sonion-Valencell innovations will positively improve the quality of life of tens of millions of consumers.”

In addition to the product announcements Valencell will be making during CES in January, Valencell will show a number of innovative devices and use cases in the booth, including Sports & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Medical and Enterprise & Industrial:

  1. Health & Medical

Valencell will demonstrate the latest advancements in its PPG-based, cuff-less blood pressure sensing technology, which enables accurate blood pressure estimations in multiple form-factors, including mobile phones, earbuds and hearing aids. Additionally, Valencell will demonstrate its motion tolerant R-R interval technology enabling the ambulatory detection of chronic conditions such as atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, and sleep disorders. Valencell will also show a product called GOGO Band using its biometric sensors to address pediatric enuresis (bed wetting) affecting millions of kids today.

  1. Hearables & Hearing Health

Sonion and Valencell will demonstrate the latest biometric sensors embedded in Receiver in Canal (RIC) hearing aids for health monitoring and vital sign tracking. Valencell and Sonion will also demonstrate the latest developments in PPG-based, cuff-less blood pressure measurement in an earbud.

  1. Sports & Fitness

This area of the booth will focus on using wearables to improve fitness levels and sports performance. Professional athletes will be onsite working out with a Scosche Rhythm24™ armband, with their data being streamed live to a performance screen. Additionally, KidzTek will be using Valencell technology along with a variety of other biometric performance sensors to produce an innovative and affordable safety monitor for youth sports.  Focused on delivering real-time safety data, during practices, games and even tournaments, the KidzTek Trak™ will be available for both individual use as well as team applications.

  1. Enterprise & Industrial

Valencell’s growth into new industries continues as they strategically partner with companies who are seeking to leverage biometric sensor technology to improve safety in the workplace. The Kenzen Patch using Valencell technology is addressing a critical need to prevent heat-related injuries, which are on the rise around the world and impact hundreds of thousands of people every year. Valencell will also show the integration of biometric sensors into aviation pilots’ headsets, and long-haul trucking fatigue management systems.

“Sonion and Valencell will show at CES 2019 the tremendous progress made in just a few months since our partnership was announced in our shared mission to make biometric sensors universal in hearing aids and consumer hearables,” says Jesper Ahlmann Funding Andersen, President & CEO of Sonion A/S. “In addition, we look forward to demonstrating how Sonion technology can deliver incredible audio experiences for consumer hearables and hearing health devices.”

Valencell and Sonion will be showcasing their latest technology and use cases at Valencell’s CES booth December Tuesday, January 8 through Friday, January 11 located in Tech West, Sands Expo at the Venetian in booth #44006. To schedule a media briefing please contact media@valencell.com.

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. Protected by more than 70 granted patents and more than 100 patents pending, 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.