Raleigh-based Valencell, which makes biometric sensors for wearables and Finland’s Firstbeat, which provides physiological analytics, say they are collaborating “to explore to full potential of what can biometric wearables can achieve.”

Valencell says the first official collaboration between the two companies will go beyond basic heart rate measurement to provide personalized, actionable insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery, among other things.

These insights, the companies say, require highly accurate biometric sensor data and advanced analytics like those provided by Valencell and Firstbeat.

Firstbeat makes data useful

Valencell and Firstbeat each have decades of experience in research and development, validation and IP built into their respective technologies.

“Firstbeat transforms heartbeat data into information people can actually use to live healthier, happier, more productive lives. This effort begins with the sensors that collect the biometric data that we interpret,” said Joni Kettunen, Ph.D., co-Founder/CEO of Firstbeat.

“Valencell clinically validated biometric sensors are among the best in the world, which makes this a golden opportunity to explore the potential of what these technologies have to offer people,” Kettunen said in a statement.

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell, added, “Firstbeat’s analytics technology, when fueled by accurate biometric data, is some of the best in the world. By combining Valencell’s highly accurate biometric sensor systems with Firstbeat’s analytics, OEMs can deliver mobile health and fitness applications that provide real value to the consumer.”