Body Sensor Devices

2009 Exmovere Chariot Concept:

Modified Segway Concept for Hands-Free Usage

2013 Exmobaby Smart Pajama:

ECG and Temp Sensors, FM to 3G Hub, Emotion Tracking 

Body Sensor Concepts

Rough Study-Revised Chariot - Front -Side AND 3Qviews-1.jpg
Rough Study-Revised Chariot - Front -Side AND 3Qviews-1.jpg

This project began in 2003 and culminated with a launch heralded in the Wall Street Journal in mid-2006. This early Bluetooth biosensor device was frankly hideous and clumsy to use. It was an important first step in accurate infrared heart rate detection at the wrist, as well as galvanic skin response.

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nurse in chariot.jpg

In 2006-2007, I tried to find ways to make the Exmocare BT1 more palatable to military and government executives who also would benefit from remote monitoring technology. The PCBA was the same but the onyx case and leather straps were custom made by an artisan in Germany.

Exmovere Chariot Frontal.jpg
Exmovere Chariot Frontal.jpg

In 2007-2010, I focused much of my energy trying to make a simple GSR-Pulse-Movement sensor that could continuously stream data via Bluetooth for at least 24 hours. The prototypes were beautiful but battery life was not.

Chariot Concept.jpg
Chariot Concept.jpg

In this 2008 variant of the BT2, we decided to put put all the sensors at the bottom of the wrist and the transmission, battery and display on the top. It seemed like a great way to improve accuracy, but just increased motion artifacts and blew up in our faces. Never made it to market.

Exmobaby7.jpg
Exmobaby7.jpg

From 2010-2012, we worked with a watchphone manufacturer in China to try to integrate more sensor and remote monitoring features than either they or our previous Bluetooth-only clientele were used to. The first gen Empath was successfully tested in Australia, S. Africa, the UK and US. We were just never able in those days to provide a seamless web or SIM card solution. Battery life was still an issue as was mass production quality.

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Exmobaby_Video_AppMood_En.jpg

Despite it's bigger screen and dimensions, the Empath 2.0 enabled me to offer a wide range of sensor types in a watchphone package. It was the first ever mass produced device I got to make.

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exmobaby display smartphone (1).jpg

This is the current biosensor watchphone that I am working on. It uses the same PCBA as Empath 2.1 but features a more attractive form factor and strap. It comes with an Android app and has some of the smartwatch features that Apple has made de rigeur.

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Exmobaby 2.0.jpg

After 10 years of making devices that are stuffed with features, I am now working with master watchmaker Ricky Tsang on luxury timepieces that each have one unusual feature. Our first concept was A.Vera, a scented leather product for aromatherapy purposes. Much more to come.