Experts Kyocera established the optical sensor of blood flow size of 1 x 1.6 x 3.2 mm
Company Kyocera announced the development of one of the smallest optical sensor that allows to measure blood flow in the subcutaneous tissue. According to the manufacturer, the sensor can be used in applications that monitor stress levels or help prevent dehydration, heat stroke and altitude sickness due to the blood flow and the timely notification of the user about unwanted changes.
The size of the sensor — 1 x 1.6 x 3.2 mm, the power consumption is 0.5 mW. Small size and power consumption make the sensor well-suited for use not only in mobile and in wearable electronic devices. The manufacturer expects to start shipping samples in April 2017, in serial production in March 2018.