Infineon Technologies announced that its Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has entered a new agreement with Blumio to co-develop a wearable, non-invasive blood pressure sensor based on Infineon’s XENSIV™ radar chipset by 2021. The new sensor has the potential to disrupt the USD $45 billion markets for wearable cardiovascular monitoring devices by enabling continuous and precise measurement without a cuff.
Bringing together Infineon’s 60 GHz radar chipset and system understanding with Blumio’s expertise in cardiovascular health monitoring in a more formal engagement lets both companies leverage their strengths to more rapidly bring the product to market. Upon successful completion, a kit combining Infineon’s radar chipset and development board with Blumio’s software and algorithms would be released to consumers and medical wearable device makers to integrate into their blood pressure monitoring devices.
Blumio is thrilled to work with Infineon to bring this new blood pressure sensor to market. They have experienced tremendous support since the beginning of the partnership in 2018 and look forward to further advance this collaboration with Infineon.
In its role as an incubator of new technologies, the SVIC will provide funding and resources to support commercialization of the sensor. The SVIC will leverage Infineon’s engineering, manufacturing, and commercialization expertise, as well as offer office and laboratory space.
The SVIC is Infineon’s incubation facility based in Silicon Valley, California with a mission to foster the region’s startup community and bring new technologies to market. A similar model in Singapore called the Co-Innovation Space offers startups based in the Asia Pacific with a yearlong commitment to provide R&D and manufacturing facilities, as well as access to Infineon research, expertise, and guidance.
Innovation and partnerships are part of Infineon’s DNA. As an incubator, Infineon works together with startups to develop leading-edge technologies that make life easier, safer, and greener. The expanded partnership with Blumio truly exemplifies their commitment to inventing new technologies that solve problems as they expand their footprint in Silicon Valley.