Medical-grade vital sign monitoring 

Vital signs are measurements of the body's basic functions, and may be used to assess the general physical health of a person. These signals, which vary with age, weight, gender, and physical condition, are useful in monitoring actual and longterm health state and indicate potential deviations from known good medical health state for early detection of potential problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.

The next generation of vital sign sensor solutions will be smaller and more integrated, will provide more connectivity, will sense multiple parameters at once and will provide more accurate measurements. ams OSRAM has a wide range of technologies that support the development of these new sensor products. In addition, its optical modules can easily be integrated into systems intended for use in either consumer or medical devices.

ams OSRAM enables:

  • Non-invasive measurements of medical parameters: pulse rate, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood oxygen
  • Additional vital sign parameters derived from ECG and pulse rate: blood pressure, arterial elasticity and vagal tone
  • Continuous monitoring of health status as part of a preventive medicine program
  • The development of small, highly integrated, cost-effective, medical-grade solutions based on optical modules and supporting algorithms
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Hyper-accurate digital temperature sensor

A great example of vital sign monitoring is the hyper-accurate digital temperature sensor from ams OSRAM which can precisely measure body temperature (0.09°C accuracy). In wearables, battery-driven patches, and even medical-grade solutions, sensors must be small enough that the device is comfortable to wear for personal health monitoring of this important vital sign. In all battery-powered mobile electronic devices, power efficiency is a must – especially for long-term, continuous monitoring.

These cost-effective ams OSRAM technologies support the development of health monitoring devices by enabling reliable measurement. The fully-factory calibrated/linearized sensor and its digital interface – with the option of using multiple sensors on one bus – offers easy integration into systems and smart interaction with machine-learning algorithms.

The ams OSRAM digital temperature sensor meets the highest quality standards to provide you with exceptional reliability over the lifetime of your product.


Automated testing: anytime, anywhere

Providing patients point-of-care diagnostics, meaning fast test and results performed where the patient is, rather than at a laboratory, will lead to higher quality of care. Many tests today require large, expensive diagnostic instruments, with the samples being sent to a laboratory. If diagnostic services are administered locally, there are many advantages, including a shorter time to wait for results and reduced cost. Critical elements in the design of successful point-of-care diagnostic equipment are chip-scale integration and miniaturization: this allows for a continual reduction in the cost of equipment, and enables the provision of additional features like connectivity in small, handheld form factors.

ams OSRAM is a global leader in optical technology and sensors. Many biometric sensing applications depend on optical technologies, which offer high sensitivity and the ability to measure multiple parameters. Various ams OSRAM optical sensor technologies support the development of next-generation point-of-care diagnostics systems, including light detectors, light sources, on-wafer filter technologies and micro-optics lens systems. Those sensors are available as chips and as optical modules. The modules include both light sources and detectors, and may be easily integrated into end-product designs.