This year, the famous Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is being held online due to the current health crisis — the covid-19 pandemic. However, the different setting did not prevent the unveiling of some amazing tech. Indeed, a South Korean company presented a radar technology that has been creating a lot of buzz. This is a mini home health radar, the smallest on the market according to the creators.
A new home automation tool for health monitoring
Bitsensing is a South Korean-based start-up specializing in radar imaging technologies. It took advantage of CES 2021 to present its latest innovation: the mini-H (H for “Healthcare”). It is a miniature radar capable of picking up information at an angle of 120°. The radar in question is presented as a home automation tool for health monitoring. Preventively, the start-up ensures that their device is not very intrusive.
“At Bitsensing, we are committed to integrating these revolutionary radar technologies to help build smart lives and smart cities that ultimately improve the quality of life for all,” the company said, comments relayed by Taiwan News on January 13, 2021. .
An easy-to-use radar
This mini-radar working in high resolution 60 GHz is easily fixed to the wall and requires no wires or connections. After connecting via Bluetooth (or Wi-Fi) to a dedicated smartphone application, it can detect a physical presence and take movements into account. The radar is therefore able to detect falls. It can also measure breathing rate and pulse without the need for cameras or other devices. The company also raises the possibility of detecting sleep apnea in users.
The mini-H is an active technology that does not require any light to function. The latter therefore works day and night and passes through the fabric of the clothes and bed sheets. In addition, installing it in a particularly humid environment poses no operational problems. The application allows true monitoring of health data, notably by presenting a very comprehensive dashboard. In addition, the tool is highly customizable and its ease of use is real assets in the context of future marketing. In addition, officials promise constant software updates.