B-Secur announces global collaboration with Maxim Integrated

  • Belfast-based tech firm B-Secur has announced that it's collaborating with multi-billion US dollar company Maxim Integrated.

    It's been a great start to the year for Northern Ireland tech firm B-Secur, following the major announcement last month that its HeartKey software had passed US FDA clearance. Heartkey is an innovative technology that uses a user's own unique heart rhythm to generate a signature that's like a fingerprint and can be used to secure access to devices such as vehicles.

    The company is now collaborating with multi-billion US dollar firm Maxim Integrated on the launch of a new ultra-low power health sensor hub that links up to MedTech wearables such as smart watches with built-in heart monitors. The FDA approval allows B-Secur to supply its technology in the US for medical and wellness devices and work with medical data.

    RELATED: Belfast’s B-Secur wins US FDA approval for its heart monitoring software

    Heartkey was initially developed with security in mind, integrating ECG technology into thigns such as steering wheels and handles to use the user's heartbeat as identification. The algorithms developed by the firm have been able to identify not only the person using the tech but also some problems with their heart that might need to be examined.

    Ben Carter, CCO, B-Secur said: “Partnering with a company like Maxim Integrated, combining our FDA cleared health algorithms and their low power ECG sensor has allowed us to create a fully integrated turnkey medical grade solution that speeds time to market for healthcare and consumer applications.”

    Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated commented: “The announcement today is a great example of how we have worked together with B-Secur to incorporate intelligent features in low power, small devices.”

    Source: Written based on press release

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