by Denis Meyer @ elektormagazine.com writes about the new Samsung bio-processor:
Samsung Electronics Co. announced recently the production in quantity of their versatile biometric IC with which the Korean giant is responding to the new trend towards quantifiable health. The Bio‑Processor was conceived to enable rapid development of innovative portable systems for the daily monitoring of the health of users. Samsung says it is the first all in one IC solution for the health market. Apart from the Microcontroller itself, the power control circuit (PMIC), the digital signal processor (DSP) and the flash memory, no less than 5 analog front ends (AFE) are integrated on chip: a bioelectrical impedance sensor (BIA), a photoplethysmography (PPG) (a technique for non-invasive vascular function analysis), an electrocardiograph (ECG), a skin temperature sensor and a Galvanic Skin Response (skin conductance) sensor (GSR).
Samsung presents a bio-processor that wishes you well – [Link]