Samsung seems to be making an impact on the Health space.Samsung has recently announced a Bio-Processor all-in-one chip that can be used with health-conscious wearable tech devices. The Bio-Processor is already in mass production and is aimed at fitness wearables and Health gadgets and should hit the markets before mid-2016.
The Bio-Processor integrates five Analog Front Ends (AFEs), including bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), photoplethysmogram (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), skin temperature, and galvanic skin response (GSR) into the single tiny chip.
The AFE can help measure heart monitoring that is found on most wearables. The AFE can measure everything from body fat and skeletal muscle mass to heart rate, heart rhythm, skin temperature and stress level.
Samsung is adding several new features and improving the Bio-Processor in order to achieve more accuracy of the measurement of the wearable device and also to process the biometric signals.
"With improvements in smart, fitness devices and an increase in consumer health consciousness, more and more people are looking for ways to monitor various personal bio-data, or fitness data, to constantly manage their health" Ben K. Hur, vice president of marketing, System LSI business at Samsung, said in a company press release statement. "Samsung's Bio-Processor, which can process five different biometric signals, is the most versatile health and fitness monitoring chip available on the market today and is expected to open up many new health-based service options for our customers."