VivaLNK has unveiled its Vital Scout assessment patch with electrocardiography (ECG) and three-dimensional (3D) accelerometer sensors to monitor vital signs.

The patch can track heart rate (HR) and variability, as well as respiration rate (RR), incorporating specialised algorithms to determine stress levels, activity/exercise intensity, and recovery, duration, as well as the quality of sleep.

Vital Scout leverages the firm’s breathable and non-invasive eSkin technology, which is a thin electronic substrate used for sensor integration and data services.

Contrary to conventional wrist-worn devices that contain optical photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors, the new wireless wearable patch uses ECG sensors to obtain accurate HR and RR readings.

The integrated lifestyle management app is expected to make the patch suitable for wellness professionals.

“The rechargeable and reusable Fever Scout patch sends the measured temperature to the smartphone wirelessly through the app.”

Designed to be worn over the chest with adhesives for even shorter durations from 24-72 hours, Vital Scout can notify areas of improvement, set wellness goals and encourage behavioural changes.

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Planned to be launched by the end of first quarter of next year, Vital Scout is available for interaction with developers through the firm’s new programme.

VivaLNK’s portfolio also includes a soft wearable smart thermometer patch called Fever Scout designed to be worn under the armpit for continuous and even remote monitoring of children.

The rechargeable and reusable Fever Scout patch sends the measured temperature to the smartphone wirelessly through the app.

In addition, Fever Scout allows tracking of the effectiveness of anti-fever treatment and enables documentation of symptoms, medication and causes.