The aim was to design a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid (HA) with an embedded rechargeable battery.
CAIRDAC developed specifically for EnSO project a demonstrator of an implantable leadless pacemaker powered by a heart beat energy scavenger with a storage of the electrical energy (provided by the scavenger) in a rechargeable solid state battery (developed by CEA in EnSO).
This application uses Evalan’s Daphne Sensor, a wearable device that measures pulse rate, pulse rate variability, skin temperature, ambient temperature, 3D linear accelerations, 3D rotational accelerations and skin conductivity. This device is Continua compliant and has a medical CE, and streams the raw (unprocessed) measurement data to any BLE device, such as smart phones or tablets. In the EnSO project this device was adapted to include the energy technology in order to specifically reduce the energy consumption (local storage, smart power management) and extend the operating time (fast charging, energy harvesting).
The application concerns a smart set of sensors that can be applied in chronic disease management applications. Two parameters are of interest for patients with COPD and diabetes in our self-management applications: physical activity and body temperature.
To help dentists prevent and treat bruxism, the Maastricht University developed a measurement device that is small enough to be integrated into a mouth splint for autonomous daily life monitoring. Whereas autonomous means up to months of continues operation and wireless communication of summarized gnashing pattern information to the dentist for treatment feedback.
The aim of VALOTEC was to design a Miniaturized Module for Health (MMH) to be integrated in ValoTec wearable devices. The MMH was designed in a Form Factor adapted to several targeted products and validated for industrial manufacturing.
The MMH contains several integrated sensors (activity, heart rate, skin impedance, etc.) and is also able to interface external sensors like glucose level or other physiological sensors. The module will collect data from the various sensors and is able to do post-processing to extract useful indicators related to the patient health. These information will be sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth wireless communication and then from the smartphone to a back-office server for exploitation.
According to the final product requirements, the MMH will be powered by small rechargeable batteries. The preferred battery charging mode is inductive Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) which is one of the core competence of ValoTec.