PLUX wireless biosignals S.A. of Lisbon at MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

PLUX wireless biosignals S.A.

Avenida 5 de Outubro, 70-8°, 1050-059 Lisbon
Portugal
Telephone +351 211 956 542
plux@plux.info

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wearable Technologies AG

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MEDICA 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand A23

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MEDICA 2018 fairground map: Hall 15

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Manuel Pacheco

CEO

Pedro Gomes

Business Development Manager

Júlio Marcelino

Operations, Production and Quality Director

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Hall 15 / A23

12.11.2018

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12:30 - 12:40

Versatile Biosignal Acquisition Platforms for Rapid Prototyping and Medical Device Development (Presentation at Connected Healthcare Forum)

Biomedical research and device development faces a great variety of challenges which have to be met within strict time & cost constraints. PLUX’s versatile biosignalsplux (www.biosignalsplux.com) and BITalino (www.bitalino.com) biosignal acquisition platforms provide open hardware and software solutions to fulfil engineering requirements in biosignal research, education, rapid prototyping, and product development as well as all necessary tools for 3rd party integration using official software APIs. This presentation aims to explore and demonstrate the possibilities of developing new & cost-efficient solutions based on versatile biosignal platforms with examples of PLUX’s previous success stories and current projects.

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  Information and Communication Technology
  • 06.02  mHealth, mobile IT, wireless technologies (Bluetooth, WI-FI)

mHealth, mobile IT, wireless technologies (Bluetooth, WI-FI)

  • 06  Information and Communication Technology
  • 06.03  Wearable technologies, smart textiles

Our products

Product category: Wearable technologies, smart textiles

biosignalsplux - wearable

biosignalsplux is a biosignal acquisition platform with portable and wearable systems for advanced research applications in a great variety of research fields. It provides high performance raw data acquisition, both in real-time wireless streaming and local recording modes, from a wide range of sensors including:

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electrodermal Activity (EDA)
  • Respiration
  • SpO2
  • Functional Near Infrared Spectroscropy (fNIRS)
  • ... and many more

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Product category: Wearable technologies, smart textiles

BITalino (r)evolution

BITalino is an award-winning hardware and software toolkit that is redefining biomedical education, research and prototyping, by making otherwise inaccessible tools available to everyone. It gathers a unique community, has the most complete offeringof software tools in its segment, and it's simple to use (no electrical skills required).

The hardware consists of a modular wireless biosignal acquisition system that can be used to acquire data in real time (e.g. EMG, ECG, GSR, EEG, and many others), interface with other devices (e.g. Arduino or Raspberry PI), or perform rapid prototyping of end-user applications. The software includes a comprehensive set of programming APIs, a biosignal processing toolbox, and a framework for real time data acquisition and postprocessing.

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Product category: Wearable technologies, smart textiles

PLUX Engineering Services

We help you bring to life your most demanding biosignals R&D and OEM visions using PLUX's toolkits and cost-effective expert team. Together we develop biosignal based solutions including new sensor development, intelligent algorithms, smart wearables, research tech-transfer, and customization of PLUX devices to ensure reliable biosignal acquisitions even under extreme conditions.

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Company news

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Oct 24, 2017

PLUX and Charles River Analytics launch a new miniaturized fNIRS sensor with high-quality signal and available at a fraction of current systems costs

Biomedical engineering company PLUX and R&D company Charles River Analytics announced the joint commercial launch of a new miniaturized wireless fNIRS sensor that captures high-quality signal at a fraction of the current systems costs. Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) sensors measure the red and infrared light reflectance in the cortical tissue. These sensors are typically applied on the forehead and can be used to estimate blood oxygen saturation level in the brain tissue.

The new fNIRS sensor was developed under a US Army project called “A system for augmenting training by Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Workload” (MEDIC)*, and a US Air Force contract called an “Adaptive toolkit for the Assessment and augmentation of Performance by Teams in Real time (ADAPTER)”. The sensor is being used as part of an unobtrusive set of biosignals sensors and advanced data processing software to automatically sense indicators of cognitive workload to augment performance observations, offering insight into factors underlying that performance.

Dr. Bethany Bracken, project lead researcher, stated that such an unobtrusive system to measure cognitive state will be useful across multiple domains including to make laboratory-based experiments easier and portable into real-world environments, to assess training and teaching curriculum effectiveness and tailor training curriculum to the needs of each student, and during testing and evaluation of new tools early in the design phase to streamline development of intuitive tools. PLUX Chairman, Prof. Hugo Gamboa states that this collaboration exemplifies how PLUX deep engineering capabilities and expertise with Biosignals support the design of innovative sensor solutions for various fields of use.

Both companies confirm that they are developing an even more robust and integrated sensor solution, together with additional support software, and are expecting to patent and introduce this innovation to the market in 2018. The current sensor is marketed for the research community under PLUX biosignalsplux product line and is available for purchase either on PLUX online store or through its resellers network.

Note: The development of this sensor is based upon work supported by the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command under Contract No. W81XWH-14-C-0018 and United States Air Force under Contract No. FA8650-14-C-6579. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command or the United States Air Force

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About us

Company details

Established in 2007, PLUX creates innovative products for Physiotherapists and Researchers, by developing an advanced biosignal monitoring platform that integrates wearable body sensors such as electromyography (EMG), electrocardiography, respiration, and accelerometers combined with wireless connectivity and software applications to deliver real value recognized by our target markets.

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Company data

Number of employees

20-49

Foundation

2007

Area of business
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology