Bring to life your most demanding
biosignals R&D vision using PLUX’s
toolkits and cost-effective expert team.

Services

If our off-the-shelve solutions are not enough, we offer a wide range of services for custom biomedical hardware and software development that can help you to bring all your ideas to life. Our experience team of experts in physical computing has an extensive and proven track record in the design and implementation of products, services, proof-of-concept and research projects.

New Sensor Development

biosensors

Standard biosignal sensors cannot always fulfill all the needs and deliver high-quality data in extreme or special situations. We have the biosignal expertise and platforms basis to speed up the development of new custom sensors and to create a specific solution, which guarantee the acquisition of high-quality and reliable signals in your applications.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

Minimum Order Quantity Based

Project follows the same rules as the Deliverable Based approach, but can lower or eliminate the NRE costs, if a minimum order quantity and cost per unit is agreed upon beforehand.

Intelligent Algorithms

digital plux

Sensors produce raw data but not features to enable reasoning. We have an architecture and expert team in place to quickly develop algorithms that analyse data streamed in real-time or recorded for offline analysis, to extract the interesting features that meet your needs. Additionally, we can merge features from multiple sensors to create almost application level intelligence inside of OpenSignals.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

Research Tech Transfer

biosignal research devices

The process of turning a research output or lab prototype into a market-ready product needs a great amount of management, hardware & software support, marketing, distribution channels, and a streamlined network of suppliers to speed up the time it takes the products to reach the market. We use our experienced interdisciplinary team, platforms, and our end-to-end network of partners to speed up this process for you, reaching your productization goals in a shorter period of time.



PAYMENT METHODS

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

License Fee

PLUX can transfer your technology or prototype into our portfolio in exchange for a negotiated license fee that reverts in your favour whenever we sell your technology in standalone or as an add-on to our platforms.

Special Projects

biophysical sensing

Special projects (e.g. the objective evaluation of sports performance), require high-quality biosignal acquisition solutions specifically adjusted to meet the unique goals of the project, and designed to work under extreme or special conditions. We can develop advanced solutions based on our existing hardware & software platforms or even create completely new systems to acquire biosignals under the particular conditions of your use case, enabling objective measurements after or even during the acquisition.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

Minimum Order Quantity Based

Project follows the same rules as the Deliverable Based approach, but can lower or eliminate the NRE costs, if a minimum order quantity and cost per unit is agreed upon beforehand.

Smart BIoT Wearables

wearables devices

Smart wearables and Biosignals Internet of Things (BIoT) devices interact with their surroundings by acquiring & analyzing data of its environments and by making decisions based on the results. We can customize our sensors or even develop new sensor combinations to add the Smart for your wearable to communicate with its user on specific events, or to create an autonomous IoT device for biosignal sensing.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

Minimum Order Quantity Based

Project follows the same rules as the Deliverable Based approach, but can lower or eliminate the NRE costs, if a minimum order quantity and cost per unit is agreed upon beforehand.

Clinical Trials

clinical trials

Clinical trials require collecting, structuring, and analysing physiological data from multiple subjects and multiple sites. Non-intrusive miniaturised and easy-to-use systems can make a big difference, and our platforms allow data recording in an internal memory to ensure no data is lost due to connectivity problems and event marking using external trigger. This data can then be conveniently analysed, uploaded, and/or structured in the cloud using plugins inside of our OpenSignals software platform, as well as aligned with patient questionnaire results or synchronised with other signal sources (e.g. video). The data can also be inspected and normalised across cohorts to enable the creation of normative databases.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Hourly Based

We will set up a development plan for your project and calculate an estimated time needed for our team to turn your vision into a real product. Any changes that occur due to requirements changes or technical hurdles may require adjustments to the estimated costs and development time.

Minimum Order Quantity Based

Project follows the same rules as the Deliverable Based approach, but can lower or eliminate the NRE costs, if a minimum order quantity and cost per unit is agreed upon beforehand.

Custom Devices for Extreme Environments

diy devices

Biosignal acquisition in extreme environments (e.g. underwater while swimming or in high temperatures) are very demanding tasks for regular acquisition systems. We can customise any PLUX acquisition system or develop a completely custom system according to the specifications of your extreme environment, enabling reliable data acquisition in every situation outside your laboratory or test facility.



PAYMENT METHODS

Deliverable Based

Your project is split into major steps which are paid individually against reaching certain deliverables and engineering iterations in a Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) fee. This gives you the flexibility to start the project development and pay for each iteration at a time, instead of having to pay for the whole development upfront. In this case, we will reach your vision one step at a time.

Minimum Order Quantity Based

Project follows the same rules as the Deliverable Based approach, but can lower or eliminate the NRE costs, if a minimum order quantity and cost per unit is agreed upon beforehand.

European R&D Grants

bitalino europe

Create an outstanding solution with unique biosignal-based features in the scope of your grant or transfer the research outputs to market by benefiting from our experienced interdisciplinary team, platforms, and end-to-end network of partners. Either as a consortium member or outsourcing partner, we can develop cost-effective and high-quality biosignal products or components right as you need them for to meet the goals of your grant. We can also add special features to your existing prototypes turning it into an outstanding market-ready and exploitable product.


Platforms

Our biosignal acquisition platforms are well known in top universities and research laboratories around the globe for professional and entry level biosignal research and education.

Our Expert Team

Product Management

Defines your project to meet your budget & time constraints and ensures successful delivery

 

Innovation

Creative engineering
for innovative
biosignal solutions

 

Biosignals Expertise

Using our expertise
to develop high-quality solutions

 

Systems Architect

Principal engineer bridging hardware, firmware,
algorithms and software

 

Industrial Design

From Custom
3D printed designs
to Injection molding

 

Hardware Design

Miniaturized, effective & economic
hardware solutions

 

Supply Chain

Our network of partners speeds up
your time-to-market

 

Algorithms

Extract significant
& reliable data to create
smart solutions

 

Clinical Expertise

Clinical and anatomical expertise for system
usage and validation

 

Software Engineering

Robust applications specifically developed
for your platforms & goals

 

App Developer

Consumer grade
Android® and iOS®
biosignal applications

 

Firmware Engineer

High-performance
firmware for signal acquisition

 

Our R&D Track Record

We have worked with several international partners and contributed our biosignal expertise to several R&D healthcare and human-computer interaction projects since 2007.

POLYCARE

Biosignal acquisition tools that multiple stakeholders can use for integrated care of chronic patients in acute phases

(2016- )

H2020 #690367, POLYCARE

i-PROGNOSIS

Intelligent Parkinson Early Detection Guiding Novel Supportive Interventions

(2016- )

H2020 #690494, iPROGNOSIS

RAPID-MIX

Realtime Adaptive Prototyping for Industrial Design of Multimodal Interactive eXpressive technology

(2015- )

H2020 #644862, RAPID-MIX

physioplux @ HOME

Physical therapy biofeedback at home using new smaller muscleBAN following prescriptions at the clinic.

(2015-2016)

FP7 #632913 (sub-grant), Dr. Ara

AHA

Augmented Human Assistance using big data algorithms for the development of Robotic Assistance Platforms designed to support healthy lifestyles.

(2013-2014)

FCT CMUP-ERI/HCI/0046/2013, AHA

ABC

Augmented BNCI Communication

(2012-2015)

FP7 #287774, ABC

HARKEN

Heart and Respiration In-car Embedded Nonintrusive Sensors

(2012-2014)

FP7 #286265, HARKEN

ICT4Depression

User-friendly ICT Tools to Enhance Self-management and Effective Treatment of Depression in the EU

(2010-2013)

FP7 #248778, ICT4Depression

DACHOR

Multibody Dynamics and Control of Hybrid Active Orthoses

(2009-2013)

FCT MIT-Pt/BS-HHMS/0042/2008

Our Approach

Leveraging the experience from our past projects, we have designed an effective 5 step approach to develop custom solutions for your needs.

Intended Use Hypothesis
Sensor
Discovery
Step (2.a)
Wearables
Step (2.b)
Data Collection
& Offline Analysis
Real time Intelligence
& Validate
Final Form
& Embed Sensors
Step (5.a)
App Integration
Step (5.b)
Step 1
customer vision and development planning
Step 2
selecting or developing sensors and/or creating a wearable prototype (optional)
Step 3
post-acquisition algorithm development for offline data analysis
Step 4
real time algorithm development for online data analysis
Step 5
final product with software and/or hardware implementation
youtube biosignal

Success Stories

We have worked with leading companies, institutions, and researchers gathering experience in custom R&D, OEM, and enterprise services as well on the development of market-ready products.

Custom R&D for OEMs & Enterprise Services

GesturePLUX

Proof-of-concept for a wrist-worn hands-free controller for mobile or PC devices using electromyographic signals. (watch video)

electromyographic signals

TelemOLD

Telemonitoring system for long term oxygen therapy patients, through which doctors can remotely and accurately adjust the patients’ therapy, improving their quality of life.

Telemonitoring system vodafone

Charles River Analytics

Development of a custom head-worn fNIRS (functional near infrared spectroscopy sensor) that reads the oxygen from the cortex and of a wearable arm band with SpO2, EDA (on the arm), motion, and temperature sensors to analyse neurological performance.

charles river

powerPLUX

Jump, velocity-power & force data analysis protocols to allow sports technicians to rapidly evaluate and diagnose the physical conditions of their athletes.


jamor projecto

RespiBand

Device for drowsiness detection in professional drivers.

drowsiness

Own Products Developed

biosignalsplux

A wireless toolkit designed
for researchers to collect & analyze
reliable, high definition, biosignal data.

BITalino

A low-cost toolkit
to learn & prototype applications
using body signals.

physioplux

For the physiotherapist practice
the system allows a full dedication
to the patient recovery.

ergoplux

A turnkey easy to use system
that enables ergonomics teams
to prevent workers injuries.

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