Saelig Announces imPulse ECG Personal Monitor To Be Launched at Electronica



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imPulse is a personal handheld ECG Personal Monitor that will be introduced at this year’s Electronica Show in Munich, Germany, designed using unique EPIC touch sensors. Created by the sensor’s manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors, imPulse is aimed at the home health market, and will allow the routine, quick and accurate recording of ECG signals outside of the medical environment – without the need for conductive gel or skin preparation.

This compact, portable device detects an ECG signal when the user’s thumbs are placed on the two sensor pads, using two Plessey PS25201 sensors to receive the ECG signals. It measures the left and right signals and transmits the data via a Bluetooth link to a Smartphone or Tablet where custom software can then display the ECG trace and perform a simple analysis of heart rate. imPulse uses the latest generation EPIC sensor, requiring only 1.5mA during the short 15 second period needed for ECG sensing. imPulse can operate for several months before requiring recharging.

There is an incredible range of applications for this innovative, multi-awarding, sensor technology for which manufacturers are already designing products — from monitoring vital signs to movement and gesture recognition. EPIC sensors require no physical or resistive contact to make measurements, and will enable innovative new products to be made such as medical scanners that are simply held close to a patient’s chest to obtain a detailed ECG reading, or safety and security devices that can ‘see’ through walls. The sensor can be integrated on a chip with other features such as data converters, digital signal processing and wireless communications capability. The technology works at normal room temperatures and functions as an ultra-high, input impedance sensor that acts as a highly stable, extremely sensitive, contactless digital voltmeter to measure tiny changes in the electric field down to milliVolts. Most places on Earth have a vertical electric field of about 100 Volts per meter. The human body is mostly water and this interacts with the electric field. EPIC technology is so sensitive that it can detect these changes at a distance and even through a solid wall.

Datasheets on EPIC sensors can be found on the Plessey website at: http://www.plesseysemiconductors.com/products/epic/datasheets/ EPIC application notes are available at http://www.plesseysemiconductors.com/products/epic/applications/ Video demos at http://www.plesseysemiconductors.com/media_video.html

Made by Plessey Electronics, a leading European innovator in the development of integrated circuits and sensors, Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. will be demonstrating imPulse at electronica in Booth 136 Hall A4, November 13-16 2012 in Munich, Germany.

imPulse will be available in North America from Saelig Company, Inc. Pittsford, NY, Plessey’s USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 1-888-7SAELIG, via email: info@saelig.com, or by visiting http://www.saelig.com/category/MFR0113.htm.

About Saelig Company, Inc. Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing unique, easy-to-use control and instrumentation products and related active components, for use in a variety of industries, including: automation, automotive, aerospace & defense, computers, controls, embedded systems, medical & pharmaceutical manufacturing, motion control, R&D, wireless, etc. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at highly competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery. For full details of available product lines, please visit www.saelig.com.

About Plessey Semicoductors Ltd. Plessey Semiconductors are leading experts in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and control applications. Plessey’s products are found in a wide range of markets including communications, manufacturing, medical, defense, aerospace and automotive. Plessey designs products for high performance applications and its range of integrated sensing products includes CMOS image sensors, Hall Effect devices and its award-winning EPIC electric potential sensors. These products all benefit from Plessey’s high precision, high temperature and radiation tolerant technologies.

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1160-D2 Pittsford-Victor Road
Pittsford, NY, 14534
USA

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