Building Insightful Sports and Well-Being Products Using PPG and ECG Heart Rate (IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015)

Mr Aki Pulkkinen, Director of Consumer Products
Firstbeat Technologies Ltd

Presentation Summary

Heartbeat sensors are available with practically all mainstream wearable devices. Heartbeat data represents an exciting opportunity to provide new use-cases and insights for consumers. The critical task of transforming sensor data into meaningful feedback poses a significant challenge. Aspects of that challenge include data quality enhancement, automated personalization, robustness and power management. Firstbeat has over a decade of experience in this domain and has constructed a digital model of physiology proven to tackle these challenges effectively.
Bio: Aki Pulkkinen oversees technology licensing at Firstbeat Technologies. He is a co-founder of Firstbeat and has a background in exercise physiology. Together with Firstbeat's multidisciplinary team of experts, he works with leading consumer brands to place meaningful insights on wellbeing and fitness into the hands of consumers around the world.

Company Profile (Firstbeat Technologies Ltd)

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Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing. Our technology turns heartbeat data into rich, personalized and actionable insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery. Firstbeat analytics is used by hundreds of elite sports teams, thousands of corporations, and millions of consumers worldwide to improve their performance and wellbeing.
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