Ear is an anatomical marvel. Our mood’s more than 70% is controlled by ear. When your mind is want to listen music of making some party mood you will use costly headphone for that or may be your sound system. NC-based Valencell announced their sensor technology that uses the ear’s unique physiology to gather vital health and fitness data. The technology is called V-LINC, and it’s being built into the ubiquitous set of earbuds that you probably use every day. And this is a smart iPhone or iPod Touch accessory.
According to Valencell, “V-LINC technology comprises the only earbud-based continuous heart rate monitoring technology proven accurate during virtually any exercise in virtually any physical environment or condition.”
According to the V-LINC website, its earbud sensors are able to measure the following biometric data:
- Heart rate
- Respiration rate
- Energy expenditure
- Metabolic rate
- Calories burned
- Distance traveled
- Steps taken
- VO2max (cardiovascular fitness)
- Ventilatory threshold & Recovery time
Because of the unique physiology of the ear, wearers can get more accurate health and fitness metrics with earbuds than with other devices, especially when moving around and/or engaging in physical activity. The unprecedented accuracy of these physiological metrics, provided in real-time, helps consumers customize and personalize data to help meet their specific goals. Users can view these metrics live through applications on their iPhone, Android phones, or other smartphone devices.