Powered by intelligent sensing algorithm for monitoring breathing pattern and small-motion detection
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 January 2020 - Global
technology solutions provider Arrow
Electronics today unveiled
the first healthcare-focused proof-of-concept design incorporating Analog
time-of-flight (ToF) technology at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Powered by intelligent sensing algorithm, the design
demonstrates how 3D ToF technology can be deployed to deliver highly accurate, up
to nanosecond real-time sensory data for monitoring breathing pattern and small
motion detection. This integrated design
will be used by Hubble Connected, an IoT platform that provides connectivity and
services to Motorola-branded smart nursey products, to create these intelligent
and intuitive nursery products. A live
demonstration the innovative design is on showcase at Analog Devices' booth (South
Hall 3, #30322) at CES in Las Vegas Jan. 7-10, 2020.
Arrow now offers ADI 3D Time-of-Flight development platform evaluation kit to help engineers accelerate prototyping and product development.
Accelerating adoption of smart sensing technology
Smart sensing technologies are being introduced into healthcare products and devices
to enrich user experiences and deliver superior functionalities. Some of the engineering challenges that
product designers often face include how to choose the right intelligent sensing
technology; how to best to integrate hardware system and AI algorithm so that
sensory data can be translated into meaningful insights; and how to accelerate the
engineering design cycle and minimize development costs.
"We appreciate Arrow's support in jump-starting our
innovation cycle by developing an integrated platform that combines Analog
Devices' latest depth-sensing technology, powerful computing module, and intelligent
sensing algorithms to enable smarter and more intuitive features for next-generation
health monitoring products. This
solution gives room for future custom development within the AI deep learning
space," said Feynman Li, CEO of Hubble Connected.
Incorporating Analog Devices' 3D ToF technology
Time of Flight (ToF) principle is a method of measuring how long a light signal
travels between a sensor and an object.
ToF creates a depth mapping of objects within the field of view and is a
key technology used for developing digital vision, delivering high precision,
sub-nanosecond real-time sensory data, overcoming signal disturbance
Kris Lokere, technical director of the Broad Market
for Analog Devices said, "We are pleased to extend ADI's 3D depth-sensing
technology beyond industrial, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities
applications to consumer healthcare products. This high-resolution imaging
technology enables contact-free and non-invasive measuring of sensory data
regardless of the lighting conditions.
We look forward to working with Arrow to expand the use of ToF to a
broad range of applications, including healthcare monitoring."
Integrating intelligent sensing algorithm
Collaborating with Arrow, Professor Guoliang Xing of the Chinese University of
Hong Kong (CUHK) is the principal researcher for developing the intelligent
sensing algorithm for this design. "We
are excited to apply our AI research and development work to power a commercial
application. Sensing technology is key
to capturing accurate and ubiquitous data needed for harnessing the power of AI
and deep-learning technologies. This combined
capability provides devices with the ability and intelligence to analyze data,
identify hidden patterns, make classifications, and predict future outcomes
with improved accuracy overtime."
To accelerate the design development phase, Arrow's
engineers worked closely with Hubble Connected and CUHK research team to
address various engineering challenges. "As
a global technology company, we are able to aggregate the solution with deep engineering
expertise and broad technology portfolio to help innovators such as Hubble
Connected create, make and manage complex integration of advanced electronics and
AI technologies so that they can focus on their core competence in delivering
extraordinary healthcare products into the hands of consumers," said Jacky Wan,
Arrow's vice president of engineering for Asia Pacific region.
To help engineers accelerate prototyping and product development activities
using ADI's 3D ToF technology, Arrow now offers an evaluation
kit which includes the AD-96TOF1-EBZ mezzanine
card, a complete analog front end (AFE) from ADI, along with a Qualcomm
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