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Fitting system for physiological sensors

A headphone system comprising a physiological sensor and a method of fitting a headphone system comprising <a physiological sensor to a user is provided. The headphone system comprises a headphone having a speaker, a physiological sensor configured to be positioned for measuring physiological data, and a processor connected to the physiological sensor to receive the measured physiological data and process the measured physiological data to output physiological information and a fitting parameter. ... Valencell Inc

Cadence detection based on inertial harmonics

The method and apparatus disclosed herein determine a user cadence from the output of an inertial sensor mounted to or proximate the user's body. In general, the disclosed cadence measurement system determines the user cadence based on frequency measurements acquired from an inertial signal output by the inertial sensor. ... Valencell Inc

Wearable devices for physiological monitoring

A wearable device for detecting and/or measuring physiological information from a subject includes a housing, at least one optical emitter supported by the housing, at least one optical detector supported by the housing, a first light guide supported by the housing, a second light guide supported by the housing, a motion sensor supported by the housing, and a processor supported by the housing. The processor is configured to calculate footsteps, distinguish footsteps from heart beats, and to remove footstep motion artifacts from signals produced by the at least one optical detector. ... Valencell Inc

Earpiece monitor

An earpiece monitor configured to be worn by a subject includes a battery, an earpiece fitting configured to be inserted within an ear canal of an ear of the subject, a reflective pulse oximeter configured to measure pulse rate and pulse intensity of the subject, a motion sensor configured to monitor footsteps and head motion of the subject, a digital memory for storing at least one algorithm, and a processor configured to process signals from the reflective pulse oximeter and the motion sensor using the at least one algorithm to generate as assessment of a health state of the subject. The earpiece fitting is configured to transmit sound to the inner ear or eardrum of the subject. ... Valencell Inc

Physiological monitoring apparatus and networks

Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. ... Valencell Inc

Wearable apparatus for multiple types of physiological and/or environmental monitoring

Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. ... Valencell Inc

Apparatus, systems and methods for obtaining cleaner physiological information signals

Wearable apparatus for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices, such as earpiece modules. ... Valencell Inc

Wearable apparatus

An apparatus adapted to be worn at or near an ear of a subject includes at least one battery, a plurality of electrodes configured to contact the ear and to sense physiological information from the subject, at least one motion sensor configured to monitor subject body motion, at least one analog-to-digital convertor configured to convert analog sensor signals from the plurality of electrodes into digitized information, at least one speaker configured to supply sound to the subject, at least one digital memory device configured to store at least one algorithm for signal processing, at least one signal processor configured to process data from the plurality of electrodes and the at least one motion sensor using the at least one algorithm to monitor physiological information from the subject, and at least one transceiver configured to enable wireless communication between the apparatus and a remote device.. . ... Valencell Inc

Wearable apparatus

An apparatus adapted to be worn at or near at least one ear of a subject includes a battery, a reflective pulse oximeter, a motion sensor, an analog-to-digital convertor configured to convert analog signals from the reflective pulse oximeter and the motion sensor into digitized information, a speaker, a digital memory device configured to store at least one algorithm for signal processing, a transceiver, and a signal processor. The signal processor is configured to process data from the reflective pulse oximeter to monitor cardiopulmonary functioning of the subject, process data from the motion sensor to monitor head and body motion, execute the at least one algorithm for assessing a health state of a subject, poll the reflective pulse oximeter and the motion sensor at certain time intervals to extend life of the battery, and process digital audio information into analog sounds to be presented to the subject via the speaker.. ... Valencell Inc

Methods of controlling biometric parameters via musical audio

A method of controlling a biometric parameter, such as heart rate and/or breathing rate, of a subject engaged in an activity includes sensing the biometric parameter via a monitoring device worn by the subject, determining frequency characteristics of the biometric parameter, and presenting to the subject musical audio having a tempo correlated to the frequency characteristics of the biometric parameter. The tempo of the musical audio presented to the subject may be changed in order to cause a change in the biometric parameter. ... Valencell Inc

Physiological monitoring devices and methods for noise reduction in physiological signals based on subject activity type

Methods and apparatus for monitoring a subject are described. A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor that is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject and at least one motion sensor configured to detect and/or measure subject motion information. ... Valencell Inc

Wearable devices for physiological monitoring

A wearable device for detecting and/or measuring physiological information from a subject includes a housing, at least one optical emitter supported by the housing, at least one optical detector supported by the housing, a motion sensor supported by the housing, and a processor supported by the housing. The processor is configured to remove motion artifacts from signals produced by the at least one optical detector in response to signals produced by the motion sensor to produce filtered signals. ... Valencell Inc

Physiological monitoring apparatus

An earpiece module includes a physiological sensor, an external energy sensor, a transceiver, a communication module, a data storage component, and a power source. The communication module includes a microphone, a speaker, and a signal processor. ... Valencell Inc

Stabilized monitoring devices

An earpiece configured to be positioned within an ear canal of a subject includes a housing, a sensor assembly disposed within the housing, and a cover removably secured to a free end of the housing. The sensor assembly includes at least one optical emitter and at least one optical detector. ... Valencell Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078209

Stabilized sensor modules and monitoring devices incorporating same

A sensor module includes a housing and a sensor assembly disposed within the housing. The sensor assembly includes a base having at least one energy emitter and at least one energy detector, and a guide layer overlying the base in face-to-face relationship. ... Valencell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055450

Wearable monitoring device

A monitoring apparatus includes a housing configured to be positioned within an ear of a subject, and a sensor module. The sensor module includes an optical emitter and detector, and an optical filter overlying at least a portion of the detector. ... Valencell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049645

Systems and methods for variable filter adjustment by heart rate metric feedback

A physiological signal processing system for a physiological waveform that includes a cardiovascular signal component provides a variable high pass filter that is responsive to the physiological waveform, and that is configured to high pass filter the physiological waveform in response to a corner frequency that is applied. A heart rate metric extractor is responsive to the variable high pass filter and is configured to extract a heart rate metric from the physiological waveform that is high pass filtered. ... Valencell Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042554

Optical monitoring apparatus and methods

An apparatus includes a digital camera configured to capture a plurality of images of a region of a body of a subject, a photoplethysmography (ppg) sensor configured to sense blood flow information from the subject, and a processor in communication with the digital camera and the ppg sensor. The processor is configured to analyze a blood flow information signal from the ppg sensor and determine a heart rate frequency and/or a breathing rate frequency of the subject. ... Valencell Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020979

Optical adapters for wearable monitoring devices

An optical adapter is configured to be removably secured to a wearable monitoring device. The monitoring device includes a housing having a portion with a biometric sensor that is wearably positionable adjacent the skin of a subject. ... Valencell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008200

Motion-dependent averaging for physiological metric estimating systems and methods

Physiological signal processing systems include a photoplethysmograph (ppg) sensor that is configured to generate a physiological waveform, and an inertial sensor that is configured to generate a motion signal. A physiological metric extractor is configured to extract a physiological metric from the physiological waveform that is generated by the ppg sensor. ... Valencell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367658

Method and apparatus for generating assessments using physical activity and biometric parameters

The methods and apparatuses presented herein determine and/or improve the quality of one or more physiological assessment parameters, e.g., response-recovery rate, based on biometric signal(s) and/or motion signal(s) respectively output by one or more biometric and/or motion sensors. The disclosed methods and apparatuses also estimate a user's stride length based on a motion signal and a determined type of user motion, e.g., walking or running. ... Valencell Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359635

Methods for improving signal quality in wearable biometric monitoring devices

A wearable biometric monitoring device is configured to assess the biometric signal quality of one or more sensors associated with the monitoring device, determine how the user should adjust the device to improve the biometric fit, and instruct the user to wear the biometric monitoring device a certain way. Communicating instructions to a user may include instructing the user to execute a testing regimen while wearing the biometric monitoring device. ... Valencell Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332974

Physiological metric estimation rise and fall limiting

Methods and apparatus disclosed herein use a filtering technique to improve the accuracy of the results achieved when processing data provided by a physiological sensor. The disclosed filtering technique corrects many of the accuracy problems associated with physiological sensors, particularly ppg sensors. ... Valencell Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290549

Systems and methods for variable filter adjustment by heart rate metric feedback and noise reference sensor

A physiological signal processing system/method for a physiological waveform that includes a cardiovascular signal component provides a first variable high pass filter that is responsive to the physiological waveform, and to a first corner frequency that is applied. A second variable high pass filter is responsive to a noise reference waveform from a noise reference sensor and is configured to high pass filter the noise reference waveform in response to a second corner frequency that is applied. ... Valencell Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245046

Fitting system for a headphone with physiological sensor

A headphone system comprising a physiological sensor and a method of fitting a headphone system comprising a physiological sensor to a user is provided. The headphone system comprises a headphone having a speaker, a physiological sensor configured to be positioned for measuring physiological data, and a processor connected to the physiological sensor to receive the measured physiological data and process the measured physiological data to output physiological information and a fitting parameter. ... Valencell Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209095

Optical physiological sensor modules with reduced signal noise

An optical sensor module for detecting and/or measuring physiological information that can be integrated into a wearable device, such as a headset, a wristband, a ring, etc., includes a housing supporting an optical source and an optical detector. The housing overlies the optical source and optical detector and includes a first light guide comprising light transmissive material in optical communication with the optical source and a second light guide comprising light transmissive material in optical communication with the optical detector. ... Valencell Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188851

Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information

A method of generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information includes sensing physical activity of a subject via at least one motion sensor attached to the subject, sensing physiological information from the subject via at least one photoplethysmography (ppg) sensor attached to the subject, and processing signals from the at least one motion sensor and signals from the at least one ppg sensor into a multiplexed serial data string of physiological information and motion-related information. A plurality of subject physiological parameters can be extracted from the physiological information, and a plurality of subject physical activity parameters can be extracted from the motion-related information. ... Valencell Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119315

Physiological monitoring devices with adjustable signal analysis and interrogation power and monitoring methods using same

A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject, and a processor coupled to the sensor that is configured to receive and analyze signals produced by the sensor. The processor is configured to change signal analysis frequency and/or sensor interrogation power in response to detecting a change in subject activity, a change in subject stress level, a change in environmental conditions, a change in time, and/or a change in location of the subject.. ... Valencell Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119314

Physiological monitoring devices with adjustable stability

A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject, and at least one actuator that is configured to adjust the stability of the monitoring device relative to the subject body in response to the sensor detecting a change in subject activity, a change in environmental conditions, a change in time, and/or a change in location of the subject.. . ... Valencell Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118551

Earbud monitoring devices

An earbud includes a speaker driver, and a sensor módule secured to the speaker driver that is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from a subject wearing the earbud. The sensor module includes a printed circuit board, an optical source secured to the printed circuit board, and an optical detector secured to the printed circuit board. ... Valencell Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112447

Physiological monitoring devices and methods that identify subject activity type

Methods and apparatus for monitoring a subject are described. A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor that is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject and a motion sensor configured to detect and/or measure subject motion information. ... Valencell Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079582

Apparatus and methods for estimating time-state physiological parameters

A method of determining a value of a physiological parameter for a subject at a selected state includes obtaining, via a device located a distance from the subject, a value of the physiological parameter of the subject at a particular time-of-day, and applying a time-dependent relationship function to the obtained physiological parameter value via a processor to determine a value of the physiological parameter at the selected state.. . ... Valencell Inc








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