Technology

Salutron is an experienced physio-tech company committed to delivering reliable and functional heart-centric technology and products.
“Founded in 1995, Salutron is an industry leader in fitness equipment heart rate electronics, and is now leveraging expertise in heart rate, physiological research and advanced sensors targeted to deliver high performance fitness, health and medical solutions.

Our technologies have been implemented in products worldwide, from consumer activity trackers, fitness heart rate monitors and exercise equipment to advanced research devices used by NASA, DARPA and the US Army.”

• Electrophysiological (ECG, EEG, EOG, EMG, BIA/GSR)

• Optical (PPG, fNIRS)

• Motion (multi-axis)

• Environmental (full spectrum light, temp)

• Advanced Signal Processing

Heart Monitoring

At the core of Salutron’s heart and physiological monitoring technology is expertise in ECG (electrocardiography) and optical PPG (photoplethysmography) heart rate technologies. Whether integrated into today’s advanced fitness equipment found in health clubs and homes around the globe, or designed into the latest heart rate monitoring product, Salutron’s technology can deliver accurate heart and physiological parameter monitoring. In addition to providing accurate beats-per-minute (BPM) at rest and in motion, Salutron’s technology can be designed to support (optional):

• On-demand, dual modality ECG + PPG monitoring

• Respiratory sinus arrhythmia detection

• Pulse wave amplitude analysis

• Heart rate variability via inter-beat-intervals (IBI/R-R) measurement, automatic night time HRV reading (for wearable)

Motion Analysis

For wearables, Salutron provides motion analysis algorithms to accurately extract movement information, including steps, distance and calorie estimates.

Actigraphy & Sleep Monitoring

Actigraphy is a method of monitoring human rest and activity cycles based upon 24×7 motion analyses that is integrated into Salutron’s SleepTrak technology. With science originating from advanced research targeted to manned space missions, Salutron can deliver automation and accuracy for tracking sleep onset, sleep classification and duration.

Light Monitoring

The understanding of the impact of light exposure on the human body comes from Salutron’s advanced research group and goes beyond monitoring data from the body to measuring and analyzing the amount of ambient and blue light a person is exposed to, delivering alerts for increasing or decreasing blue light exposure, depending on the time of day or night.  This can help contribute to improved sleep/wake cycles.

Sensor Fusion Applications

In addition to heart rate, motion, and light, Salutron’s technology can perform multi-parameter analysis extracted from a variety of sensors designed into a wearable or nearable (off-body) device:

• Temperature

• Vasoconstriction

• Blood pressure markers

• Galvanic Skin Response

• Electrodermal activity

These inputs, once processed by the various Salutron software libraries, can provide insights and information to help manage stress, fatigue and alertness to optimize both physical and mental performance.