Date: 13th January 2012
Cambridge, UK, 13 January 2012: One of Cambridge Wireless' longest standing founder members, Hidalgo, has launched its next generation range of mobile products that monitor human health.
The new Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor incorporates a miniaturised body-worn sensor designed on a ‘wear and forget’ principle that senses, records, processes and transmits data from the human body. Hidalgo has also launched its new eqView software for PC, web and mobile so the data can be viewed, analysed and acted upon in real time, and development kits to cater for their growing partner developer community.
The data that can be captured includes ECG, respiration rate, skin temperature and activity. Importantly, the data can be used to derive valuable, actionable information in real time from the device or on the application software.
Hidalgo’s team of engineers, scientists and doctors have been pioneering the development of technologies that allow accurate data to be measured from real people in real environments for over 10 years.
Hidalgo’s devices have already proved valuable in the UK for training with the emergency services - including Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue – and at hospitals such as Addenbrooke’s as a means of collecting clinical data from a patient without having to use traditional wired devices.
Research studies funded by bodies such as Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Wellcome Trust have also been using their wireless products.
Meanwhile, customers worldwide include the US military - the US Marine Corps took Hidalgo’s technology on operational duty in Iraq.
The Swavesey-based business is already seeing orders come in for the new product range from distributors, customers and development partners around the world.
“Measuring and modelling physiological information about the human body - its functions and its cause and effect behaviours - is vital to military, pharmaceutical and healthcare users,” says Dr Ekta Sood from Hidalgo.
“The driving factor for use is the potential improvement in efficiency, safety, cost savings and available information. The benefits far outweigh the cost of acquisition for users and this is also driving significant partnerships with international companies wishing to leverage or add to the Equivital mobile human monitoring ecosystem.”
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Hidalgo is a wireless innovations company based in Cambridge, UK. Since being founded in 1998 it has built up a reputation of developing innovative wireless monitoring technologies and associated sensors for use in healthcare, home energy metering and wireless communications.
Hidalgo has been part of the Jaltek Group since 2008 and now specialises solely in the development and manufacture of the Equivital products used for advancing mobile human monitoring applications.
Hidalgo’s mission is to advance the capabilities of Equivital mobile human monitoring products in order to make them more widely accessible to professional and consumer users. Through Equivital, Hidalgo wants people to have the knowledge and power of utilising information about themselves.
Further information can be found at www.equivital.co.uk
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