SBIR and STTR Success Story for
Valencell, Inc.

(Information Posted/Updated on 03/02/2010)

Valencell, Inc.
2800-154 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC  27616

Contact:    Dr. Steven F. LeBoeuf
Phone:      919- 601-7956
Fax:          888-872-8904
Web Site:

Project Title:  Seamless energy balance monitor
Related Award(s):  1R43DK83141-01A1
Technology Developed:
Valencell developed a new method for accurately measuring real-time caloric expenditure using an audio earbud.

Key Words:  energy, balance, calories, fitness, obesity, caloric, metabolism, sensor.
Uses of Technology/Products/Service:
Valencell’s patent-pending Healthset® technology monitors vital signs and physical activity through a miniaturized sensor module embedded within an audio earbud. Users simply put on the Healthset wireless audio headset, go about their daily routine, enjoy music, or exercise, while Healthset technology tracks heart rate, distance traveled, calories burned, and aerobic fitness level. This data is sent wirelessly from the headset to mobile phones and digital media players for engaging real-time performance and fitness assessments. Users can meet their fitness goals with feedback tuned to their own bodies. Long-term assessments can be enjoyed through mobile web applications.


1) Consumer sports & fitness 2) Mobile health management (hypertension, diabetes, obesity) 3) Telehealth (home health monitoring, outpatient health monitoring) 4) Personal protection equipment (PPE) markets (first responder & military vital status monitoring) 5) Clinical Research (monitoring the effects of drugs on the body during real-life activities)

Benefit to Company:
Valencell has just raised Series-A venture funding and is now integrating Healthset® technology into multiple earbuds.

How Product Was Commercialized:
A technology licensing company, Valencell develops new technologies, validates these technologies via clinical testing, and licenses these technologies to multiple companies in multiple markets: consumer fitness, mobile device manufacturers, telehealth, and PPE.

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