Physiological monitoring combined with bio-mathematical modeling provides information aimed at improving health-related decisions. LifeQ based in Atlanta, Georgia is partnering with tech companies and scientists hoping to enable the understanding and management of physiology, behavior, and health. To this end, you could see a demo in their CES booth, as well as in the booths of Texas Instruments, Bosch, and Atmel .
Executive founder of LifeQ, Dr. Riaan Conradie said: “We can now deliver incredible insights to people about their bodies, potentially even predicting a heart attack.” The company goal is to help people really understand their own bodies so they can make decisions based on highly personalized health records and insights. It provides an on-demand record of one’s physiology and health. Using this data, individuals can make intelligent choices regarding their lifestyle, food, exercise, and even medications, all with one device.
Franco Du Preez, Ph.D., world-renowned systems biologist who has authored several articles on the topic, applies computational systems biology to real-world health problems. He is the Chief Science Officer at LifeQ. Working with him in this unique field are computer scientists, electronic design engineers, mathematical statisticians, researchers, biomedical engineers, software architects, and scientists. They coordinate their expertise in an aggressive effort. The result: one device
A mighty three some, LifeQ consists of Lens, Core, and Link. LifeQ Lens is a multi-wavelength optical sensor that can be integrated into most wearable devices. It then monitors a range of key metrics with laboratory-level accuracy using the company’s proprietary algorithm. LifeQ Core translates the raw data from the Lens through biologically-orientated mathematical models. These models are turned into digital, virtual simulations of your body’s physiological systems. LifeQ Link is the open-access platform through which the company’s cross industry partners can use LifeQ’s technology.
Athletes can personally use the real-time information to regulate, increase or decrease their activities. Individuals with a nutritional interest can keep tabs on their nutrition by measuring calorie intake and calorie burn rate. Medical personnel can use LifeQ to improve diagnoses or manage a chronic condition.
Finally, on a more global scale, the company foresees the data generated by LifeQ’s platform providing population-level analysis of health and physiology which can lead to research never before possible. The company is looking forward to being able to monitor clinical trials which could potentially help create safer medicines and more effective treatments.