Insight SiP has been selling its class-leading miniature RF modules to all corners of the globe since 2010, and every month we learn of fascinating new customer applications using our technology. Our latest news is that our modules are no longer limited to planet Earth, but are now up in space!
We are delighted that our ISP130301 module is a key component of the BodyCap solution used by the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of their health monitoring solution. This is being used by Mr Thomas Pesquet on his mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). The Insight SiP module acts as miniature radio gateway within the BodyCap solution.
BodyCap recently launched on the market e-Tact®, a highly innovative solution for monitoring human activity and providing diagnostic information on ‘diseases. This miniature patch continuously monitors human activity, body orientation and temperature and it can be used to analyze medical issues, like sleep disorders, diabetes, or heart/respiratory failures.
This type of application is part of wave of “Medicine 2.0” applications, which combine continuous monitoring, and leverage the power of big data to provide early warning of health issue whilst offering the patient access and control over their own data.
Even though the e-Tact® it is considered a medical device, its functions go beyond medical care – it can be used in a broader range of application areas such as fitness and sport, ergonomics, military and many more.
“We’re thrilled to hear about our modules going into orbit” says Nick Wood, Insight SiP President “This is a perfect illustration of how our modules set the benchmark for quality in what must be the most demanding environment one can imagine”.