Always-On and Miniature Solution for Healthcare: POLYN Presents NeuroSense at Medical Wearables 2023
In the fast-paced world of healthcare technology, the Medical Wearables 2023 event was a beacon of innovation and insight. The event provided a glimpse into the future of wearable technology and its profound impact on healthcare. It featured presentations from renowned experts spanning scientific, technical, and business backgrounds.
These presentations shed light on current trends and key areas of focus in wearables research and their applications in the healthcare sector. Simultaneously, discussions emphasized the obstacles that need to be overcome for widespread adoption, particularly among the general public, to ensure effective and precise health monitoring.
A central theme at the event was the development of specialized wearable devices tailored for specific healthcare applications. Innovative solutions were showcased, including smart insoles, wearable clothing items like socks, under-skin implants, conductive inks, and tattoo-inspired solutions. These innovations primarily target remote patient monitoring for various health conditions, such as skin-related pathologies, injuries, military personnel health, diabetes, cardiac ailments, and hypertension.
While these innovations hold great promise in revolutionizing healthcare by enabling remote patient monitoring, they face two major challenges. First, there’s the issue of invasiveness associated with always-on monitoring, which can be uncomfortable for users. Second, the energy consumption of these devices often requires regular charging cycles, disrupting the continuous monitoring process.
The event highlighted non-invasive wearables such as wristbands, smartwatches, and rings, which have the potential to analyze extensive population health data. These devices can provide valuable insights into sleep quality, cardiovascular health, and psychological well-being, thanks to the wealth of data accumulated in recent years and the application of artificial intelligence, particularly in machine learning with large data models.
While big data analytics in healthcare promise to deliver valuable information on population health trends, challenges persist in the realm of personalized and individualized healthcare. Achieving continuous monitoring of individual vital signs faces hurdles related to energy consumption, invasiveness, and data accuracy.
As a leader in neuromorphic data processing on-device, POLYN made a great impression at the Medical Wearables 2023 event with our innovative product, NeuroSense. A presentation by Rachid Guerchouche, Product Manager for Wearables and Healthcare at POLYN, showcased how we are paving the way for the future of healthcare through groundbreaking neuromorphic analog signal processing (NASP) technology.
NeuroSense – integrated into a wearable device – represents a significant step forward in overcoming the challenges faced by traditional wearables. Its ultra-low-power design ensures long-lasting monitoring without frequent disruptions for charging, making it an ideal solution for continuous tracking. The incorporation of NASP technology enhances data accuracy and minimizes invasiveness, addressing the concerns associated with personalized healthcare monitoring.
At the event, POLYN called for collaborations with academics, industry professionals, and stakeholders to advance health monitoring and establish continuous 24/7 monitoring for enhanced healthcare management. With continued collaboration and innovation, the possibilities in this field are limitless, and the future of healthcare looks brighter than ever.