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Measuring Heart Rates with Light Technology

Release Date:2016-05-23


Measuring Heart Rates with Light Technology Applications Expands in Wearables and Potentially Home Healthcare Applications, Says LEDinside


The combined shipments of smartwatches and smart bands will reach 7.5 million units this year, and 90% of which will be equipped with optical sensor components used for pulse rate monitoring, according to the 2016 UV LED and IR LED Application Markets Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Shipments of smartwatches and smart bands together will total 170 million units by 2020, and all of them are expected to incorporate optical sensor components. A common sensor system that measure pulse rate and blood oxygen concentration is the reflective photoplethymography (PPG) sensor. Due to opportunities in health and fitness trends, the reflective PPG sensor is gradually becoming an integral part of most wearable devices. Additionally, wearable optical sensors that can track pulse rate and other health-related data have huge potential in the home healthcare market.



oanne Wu, assistant research manager for LEDinside, said PPG is based on an optical sensor technology that uses LED light sources, so it is less susceptible to power supply noise and electromagnetic interference. Compared with other sensor technologies, PPG can take measurements on different parts of a person’s body and can be placed in various positions. Thus, PPG is compatible with wearable designs. Moreover, this optical sensor technology can also detect blood oxygen concentration. In sum, convenience along with wider capability is PPG’s major advantage in the growing home healthcare market.

A reflective PPG sensor uses a green LED for measuring pulse rate, and compares the relative strengths of light from red LED and IR LED to determine blood oxygen concentration. After the processing the signals generated by the reflections of both red and IR LED light, the sensor can calculate the level of oxygen concentration in a person’s blood.

Wu pointed out that there are companies that offer complete solutions for reflective PPG sensors, such as U.S.-based AMS-TAOS, Taiwan’s Pixart Imaging and Lite-on Technology. Their main business model include selling their IC modules and computing software. Their products are available for testing and simulation to further improve accuracy. There are also sensor manufacturers that do not develop their own software but can provide IC modules and partial solutions from their partners in the supply chain.



UV LED and IR LED Application Market Report

Release: 08 April 2016

Language: Chinese / English

Format: PDF

Page: 271



PART ONE 2016 UV LED Application Market

UV LED Market Overview

UV LED Market Forecast Analysis

2015-2020 UV LED Market Scale- By Product

2015-2020 UV LED Market Scale- By Application

2013-2015 UV LED Market Price Survey

UV LED Market Opportunities and Challenges

UV-A LED Market Technology

UV-A LED Product Specification and Application Requirement- Epi Wafer, Chip, Package, Module

UV-A LED Player Progress

UV-A LED Chip Product Analysis

UV-A LED Package Product Analysis

UV-A LED Application Market Opportunities and Challenges

General Curing Market

UV Technology Requirements in Curing Application Markets

Superior UV Curing Processing Factors

UV LED Module Manufacturer List

UV Curing Machine List

UV Adhesive Manufacturer List

General Curing Market v.s. Eqposure Machine Curing Market

General Curing Market

Coating Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

Laminating Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

Inkjet Printing Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

Nail Curing Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

3D Printing Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

Air Purification Application Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

Special Curing Market

Exposure Machine Market Requirement and Equipment Manufacturer List

UV-A LED Major Players and Business Model Analysis (Chip, Package, Module, System)

Europe

USA

Japan

Korea

Taiwan

China

UV-C LED Market Technology

UV-C LED Product Specification and Application Requirement- Epi Wafer, Chip, Package, Module

UV-C LED Player Progress

UV-C LED Chip Technology Challenges and Product Analysis

UV-C LED Package Technology Challenges and Product Analysis

UV-C LED Application Market Opportunities and Challenges

UV-C LED Market Opportunities

UV-C LED Market Opportunities- Application Market and Equipment Manufacturer List

UV-C LED Major Players and Business Model Analysis (Chip, Package, Module, System)

USA

Japan

Korea

China

2016-2018 UV Market Value Chain Analysis

2015 UV Market Value Chain Analysis

2016-2018 UV Market Value Chain Analysis


PART TWO 2016 IR LED Application Market

Infrared LED Market Overview

Infrared LED Market Scale

Infrared LED Market Scale- By Application

Infrared LED Market Technology

Infrared LED Chip

Infrared LED Package

Infrared LED Application Market Opportunities and Challenges

Security Surveillance Market:Product Design, Manufacturer Supply Chain, Market Scale, and Opportunity and Challenge

Iris v.s. Face Recogenition:Product Design, Manufacturer Supply Chain, Market Scale, and Opportunity and Challenge

Optical Sensor- Reflective Pulse Oximetry Sensing Module:Product Design, Manufacturer Supply Chain, Market Scale, and Opportunity and Challenge

Optical Sensor- Proximity Sensor:Product Design, Manufacturer Supply Chain, Market Scale, and Opportunity and Challenge

IR LED in Automated Drive System:Product Design, and Opportunity and Challenge

Infrared LED Major Players and Business Model Analysis (Chip, Package / IR LED, Optical Sensor)

EU and USA

Japan

Korea

Taiwan

China