World’s First Family of Semiconductor Chips for Mobile and Wearable Medical Applications

Life SIgnalsLifeSignals has developed a low cost, ultra-high reliability wireless system-on-chip (SoC) platform for critical life sensor patches and IoT nodes. The Life Signal processor or LSP is the world’s first family of semiconductor chips optimized for mobile and wearable applications in medical and health monitoring for life-critical applications. The platform has been developed and industrialized in joint partnerships with STMicroelectronics and 3M, and has been made to meet the stringent needs of the medical market.

According to LifeSignals Inc Founder & CEO, Surendar Magar, the medical world is in desperate need of clinical-grade disposable and reusable wearables for a variety of markets ranging from human monitoring applications such as in-hospital patient monitoring, remote health monitoring, wellness, fitness, worker safety, and senior care, to veterinary healthcare such as pet, equine and livestock monitoring. The Life Signal Processor Product family will thus answer that need. It will become a cornerstone of an emerging ‘Internet of Lives’ – serving billions and billions of bodies generating billions and billions of bits of life-changing valuable information every second of every day.

The LSP family currently consists of two silicon devices and developer support items:

  • LC1100 Life Signal Processor, a single-chip solution for disposable clinical-grade biosensor patches – The core chip of the product family, the LC1100 enables the creation of low-cost, low-power wireless biosensor patches, smart clothing and other wearable devices that can continuously capture multi-parameter life signals with clinical accuracy. It can communicate that resulting data to monitoring devices, smartphones, tablets and the cloud, continuously operating for days with only coin cell batteries.
  • LC5500 UWB, a companion receiver chip – A receiver chip that is optionally used in mobile and certain fixed receiver devices. The LSP chipset’s hybrid radio (featuring Wi-Fi, Ultra-Wideband and Medical-Band standards) was invented to deliver wire-grade connectivity across multiple parallel wireless channels when multiple subjects are being monitored wearing LSP-based biosensors.
  • Developer Support Items for OEMs – The LSP family is supported by a full suite of hardware and software development tools, including a development board and a software development kit (SDK) for customers to design desired customized devices based on LSP. In addition, production-ready reference designs are available for multiple product types – including patches, smart clothing-based designs, receiver devices, etc. Various apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

The LSP product family was developed in collaboration with two major strategic partners. Innovation giant 3M provided key inputs and vital resources to verify the applicability of LSP technology. Semiconductor leader STMicroelectronics provided resources for silicon development, manufacturing and quality assurance for high volume production of LSP devices.

LifeSignals (formerly HMicro Inc.) is the Silicon Valley based creator and producer of the patented Life Signal Processor, a semiconductor platform designed to faithfully capture and communicate vital life signals from humans and animals to the cloud. It is a venture capital backed, fabless semiconductor company, enabled by equity investments from Flex, Uniquest, Dreamtech, Renew Group, Seraph Capital, Xseed Capital, and Reddy Capital.