Most wearable sensors use off-the-shelf optical sensors. A three-year-old medical technology company, Movano Inc., has chosen a different path by using radiofrequency technology to develop a patented system-on-chip (SoC), that will provide a platform for a range of sensors to be incorporated into future medical wearables.
Movano has started beta testing a prototype sensor using the RFIC, that will be able to perform blood and glucose sensing. The company hopes to eventually migrate this technology to a range of sensors monitoring other vitals, such as heart rate and respiratory rate.
The company was founded in 2018 by Michael Leabman, currently the company’s Chief Technical Officer and Co-Director. Leabman hopes to leverage his expertise in RF for wireless and avionics applications to wearable sensors for medical applications.
Leveraging RF technology from an avionics platform to a SoC for a tiny medical