Toumaz Receives IET Innovation in Engineering Award

Toumaz Technology Limited, the leading provider of ultra-low power wireless infrastructure for body monitoring solutions, won the Electronics category in the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prestigious Innovation in Engineering Awards, presented on Tuesday night at a ceremony in The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London, hosted by TV personality and science enthusiast Johnny Ball.

Toumaz Technology’s entry, ‘Connected Freedom – Sensium(TM) Ultra Low-Power Wireless Body Monitoring System’, is an ultra-low power smart sensor which can continuously monitor multiple vital health signs such as such as heart rate, body temperature and respiration remotely, without the need for bulky non-mobile equipment. This ‘digital plaster’, worn by the patient, can transfer data to a base station where an electronic medical record is kept.

The chairman of the judging panel, said: “The judges really liked this entry. It is an innovative ultra-low-power integrated circuit design applied in a highly valuable medical application, where it provides enabling technology to connect mobile individuals to healthcare providers – simply, affordably and unobtrusively. Truly a technology that improves quality of life.”

After receiving the Award Toumaz Technology’s Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer Keith Errey said: “We are absolutely delighted that the groundbreaking Sensium sensor interface and transceiver platform won this important Award. Sensium enables real-time, intelligent, ultra-low power wireless monitoring of multiple vital signs – such as ECG, heart rate, body temperature, respiration and physical activity (via a 3-axis accelerometer) – via standard handheld devices such as mobile phones.”

Toumaz Technology Chairman and Co-Founder Professor Chris Toumazou added: “It is great to see our platform technology out there and receiving such a positive response from global healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and now Award judges too.”

The unique combination of ultra-low power wireless and signal processing in one small System-on-Chip (SOC) allows the economies of scale of the semiconductor industry to be harnessed to provide highly functional, robust, low cost, disposable and non-intrusive monitors for a wide range of healthcare and lifestyle management applications.

About the IET
The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The Institution provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes the positive role of Science, Engineering and Technology in the world. The IET Innovation in Engineering awards promote industrial innovation and best practice in engineering, and celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation.

About Toumaz Technology
Toumaz Technology Limited is the leading provider of ultra-low power wireless infrastructure for body monitoring solutions. Toumaz’s ultra low-power smart sensor interface and transceiver platform – the Sensium(TM) – enables non-intrusive, real-time wireless monitoring of multiple vital signs for a wide range of healthcare and lifestyle management applications. Based on Toumaz’s patented ultra-low power Advanced Mixed Signal (AMx)(TM) technology, the Sensium provides the enabling technology to connect the mobile individual to healthcare providers – simply, affordably and unobtrusively. For healthcare professionals, this transforms the possibilities for pro-active monitoring and improved quality of care. For patients, it delivers new opportunities for lifestyle-compatible, personalised healthcare, as well as better therapeutic outcomes.