IoT Vitals Sensor Platform Gets Update for Linux, Raspberry Pi

Olea Sensor Networks on Tuesday announced an update to its OleaSense development platform, designed for its OS-3010 wireless sensors, which are used for the real-time collection of heart and respiration data "with clinical accuracy" and without direct contact -- for example, placed in a smart vehicle to monitor the driver's vitals.

According to the company, the OS-3010 are 24Ghz Micro-Doppler Radar sensors with "intelligent" capabilities, achieved via the platform's software, which offers advanced analytics and machine learning features. With this update, the sensors are now compatible with Linux, Android and Raspberry Pi systems, the company said, and can run up to four sensors simultaneously.

The sensors themselves are "smaller than a business card" and require no external wires or "direct contact with the body." The data is transmitted to the cloud via Bluetooth.

"We are now providing a development platform at a much lower cost than other clinically accurate systems on the market today," commented Olea CEO Frank Morese in a prepared statement. "This next-gen OleaSense platform has just made it possible for more companies interested in developing products with a vital sign monitoring component to realize that goal."

More information on the company's IoT development platforms can be found here.

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