Samsung has announced a new chip dubbed "SamsungBio-Processor" going to expand its already extensive product family. As
the name suggests and as the South Korean company has announced in the press
presentation of the product, it is a new type of chip, already in mass
production, that is specifically designed to enable the accelerated
development of innovative products wearable for Consumers are increasingly
intent to monitor their health and fitness on a daily basis.
Bio-Processor for Wearable Devices For Monitoring and Processing, Health And Fitness Data

Samsung believes its bioprocessore is the
first chip all-in-one solution for health monitoring that makes use of
coprocessors and various sensors to record and process a lot of information
without the need for external modules - there are Analog Front Ends, a
microcontroller unit (MCU), a power management integrated circuit (PMIC), a
digital signal processor (DSP) and a memory eFlash.

"The Bio-processor is particularly
innovative because of its incredibly small size," says Samsung.
"Compared to the total area of ​​its separate parts, the Bio-processor is
only about a quarter of the total combined size, which is ideal for small
wearable devices".
To meet the changing needs of consumers and
the market, Samsung has created its bio-processor to integrate five AFE for the
bioelectrical impedance analysis ( BIA , or the relationship between the
amplitude of an alternating current potential and the resulting current
amplitude alternating in a conductor biological), the photoplethysmography (
PPG ), the electrocardiogram ( ECG ), skin temperature, and galvanic skin
response ( GSR ) in a single chip solution for measuring body fat, skeletal
muscle mass , heart rate, skin temperature and the level of stress.
Furthermore, the combination of these data can 'be considered for a number of
other cases of use.
Potentially this Bio-processor that Samsung
will be able to create devices useful to have a general framework - hopefully
precise - of your health, something which nowadays does not exist on the
market. Recall that the last smartwatch Samsung, the gear S2, as well as that
of Apple, Apple Watch, keep track only of the heart rate.
It remains to be seen whether Samsung will
hold its Bio-processor exclusive for its wearable devices or carry out
commissioned the same chip for its customers. At least initially, is the most
'likely the former, the exclusive.
When you buy the first wearable bio-processor
device powered by Samsung? We'll have to wait too long to see these on the
market, because Samsung has announced that its new Bio-processor is currently
in mass production and will be available in the first half of 2016.


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