BodyCap, a French company created in 2011, develops miniaturized sensors to capture and wirelessly communicate physiological parameters values, with accuracy and integrity. Engineers and doctors of science are bringing their complementary skills around one shared objective: to meet the needs of medical and research fields by proposing innovative diagnostic tools enabling fast decision-making and smooth patient management.
Innovative aspects and main advantages/benefits:
Thanks to their know-how in miniaturization and industrialization, they are able to propose less intrusive and cost effective solutions. Sensors are small and less painful to wear than belts or probes. The team has developed new design technic to optimize energy consumption enabling extended life duration for the devices.
The first product that BodyCap introduces on the market of medical devices is e-Celsius® (registered trademark) allowing the continuous measure of the core temperature by telemetry. This device belongs to the class of type IIB's medical devices, including functions of monitoring. It Device Anipill® and e-Celsius® addresses two well identified markets:
• the preclinical research (physiological parameters monitoring, pharmacological tests on animals of laboratory, etc.),
• and the markets of clinical research and the human health (observance, monitoring of physiological parameters during the clinical research, perioperative, anaesthesia, ambulatory medicine and chronobiology).
Innovative solutions developed by BodyCap so allow the continuous follow-up of the physiological status of the people for purposes of diagnosis, monitoring or research within medical structures or in ambulatory. These solutions are developed in the concern to improve the comfort of the patient and to optimize the available data for the medical staff.
Developments Hardware and Software realized by the team allowed to accumulate skills and experience in particular in the miniaturization, the wireless communication, the power management, the industrialization of device medical, etc.
Also, BodyCap currently develops an innovative heart rate sensor based on piezoelectric technology embedded into a flexible substrate; BodyCap and ESIEE patented this technology. In fact, Bodycap has with ESIEE developed a technology based on stacks of piezo-electric layers and metal material coated with polymer. We target a thickness of the complete system less than 100μm and less than 50 μm for the sensor itself. The major innovation comes from this very thin thickness and robustness of the system, making the sensor an excellent candidate for integration into a patch/flexible substrate. Development of such thin and soft sensor holds huge potential for portable health monitoring devices. The first product that BodyCap introduces on the market of medical devices is e-Celsius ® (registered trademark) allowing the continuous measure of the temperature intracorporeal by telemetry. This device belongs to the class of type IIB's medical devices, including functions of monitoring.