Glasgow, Scotland-based Neuranics designed the kit to record heart activity and wirelessly transfer recordings over Bluetooth. It provides live, 24/7 recording and analysis straight to a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The startup develops magnetic sensor technology for applications in health, fitness and more. The patented technology uses tunneling magnetic resistance (TMR) to detect tiny magnetic signals in the body. Its magnetocardiography (MCG) sensors have a single point of contact on the body or through thin clothing.
Neuranics aims for its technology to replace existing 3-lead ECG sensors for use in sports fitness devices and medical monitoring. MCG signals offer greater resolution and clarity and can show blood movement within the main heart valves, the company says.
Its development kit features the latest magnetic sensor that can detect tiny magnetic signals from the heart muscle. It also includes prototype electronics, Bluetooth interface, software for analysis and a mobile app. The kit allows developers to experiment with magnetic sensors and the customizable software and app. Neuranics plans to offer the kit for purchase in early 2024.
The company also recently raised pre-seed funding totaling £1.9M, led by Par Equity.
“We are delighted to be launching the MCG development kit so quickly after our funding round,” CEO Noel McKenna said. “With our breakthrough technology sports, fitness and healthcare companies can develop new products based on the benefits of magnetic sensors.”