Designing a small form factor Product on Module for Health and Wellness Applications
Mistral had to design and develop a small form factor, powerful evaluation platform with a host of sensors to detect and monitor vital health statistics like temperature, blood pressure, heart rate/blood oxygen level and footstep counts. The development also included an Android application to display the readings captured by the PoM on a standard Android phone/tablet.
Mistral designed the solution consisting of hardware, firmware, integrated sensors and the android application. Mistral designed a small footprint, battery operated Product on Module (PoM) built around an ARM Cortex M3 based MCU consisting of a base board and a pluggable application module with I/O features like I2C, SPI and Op-Amp connections which were interfaced to sensors. An additional pluggable NFC card was included to establish authenticated auto Bluetooth connection with an NFC capable tablet/phone.
1) Helped the customer in showcasing the capability of its Microcontroller portfolio in powering/handling a fully-fledged wearable medical product for the consumer market.
2) As Wellness PoM adopts a dual board architecture, the customer could easily customize and develop the application board for other medical and industrial applications.