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Summary

The Vital Sticker technology is a small-scale wearable device for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring during movement. 

By providing an articulatory rotation of the electrodes, Vital Sticker allows to improve the ECG waveform quality, making it more immune to motion noise of mechanical tractions electrodes can be exposed to when the user makes ordinary skin stretching movements, like breathing, or the effects of gravity on the device when moving.

Challenge | Opportunity

Biometrical systems have been increasingly relevant due to the need for more reliable and accurate information to individual monitoring or identification. Nevertheless, when using electrodes to measure ECG features, the stress of the skin due to breathing movement and the transmission of vibrations caused by running motions and inertia of the device can cause signal noise that strongly limits the data extracted from ECG signals. To address this issue, the Vital Sticker technology includes an innovative rotational connection between the device and the electrode which minimises the signal noise induced by movement, largely improving the signal-to-noise ratio of the resulting acquired signal.

Main Advantages

  • Combination of rotational and flexible connectors that minimise the signal noise induced by mechanical tractions that an electrode can be subjected to;

  • Small-scale wearable;

  • Comfort for users who do not feel the skin stretching effect;

  • Simple, low cost, and low energy consumption hardware;

  • Device can be adapted to collect other biosignals such as Electromyography (EMG) or Skin Conductance Level (SCL).

     

Applications

  • Individual data monitoring (e.g. first responders, army, sports);
  • Clinical monitoring of patients with cardiac pathologies;
  • Fitness and well-being wearables.

  • Technology Reference

    16-1129
  • Commercial Rights

    Exclusive
  • Development Stage

    Lab prototype (TRL 3-4)
  • Further Information

    <p><a href="https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=WO&NR=2018037389A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20180301&DB=&locale=en_EP" target="_blank">WO18037389</a></p> <p> </p>
  • IPR Status

    Patent Pendig
  • Licensing Availability

    Worldwide
  • Industrial Categories

    Information and Communication, Healthcare, Sports
  • Tags

    Medical device, Public health and primary care, Wearable, Biometrics, Monitoring sport performance
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