Helo LX+ is a revolutionary step forward that measures
activity parameters including heart rate, breath rate, mood, sleep,
respiration rate, blood presure and will even take an ECG (EKG) and report on your Heart Rate Variability. These functions are accessed via different Apps you can get from your usual download app store on your smart phone. The Helo LX+ with upgraded medical quality sensors allow the wearer to non-invasively monitor their blood oxygen, UV exposure, and with the new Extense device can measure your blood sugar trend non-invasively. Future promises include measuring blood alcohol. A sister Helo LX Pro is currently going through FDA 510k approval as a medical device which has the same medical quality sensors.
Your Helo device links to various Apps on your mobile smart phone to provide you with data that you have the option of keeping in unlimited cloud storage. This gives you the ability to generate reports that you can print out and show
to your Doctor, Health Practitioner, Personal Trainer or whoever. It flags up potential anomolies in your bio-parameters at an early
stage so you can check them out and if necessary get treatment before
complications set in. It can help trainers monitor their clients' training and adjust it accordingly etc. Many conditions, if caught early enough, can be addressed through lifestyle changes such as diet and/or exercise, potentially saving you from using pharmaceuticals with their side-effects.
If your Helo indicates that your bio-parameters are within normal ranges then it gives confirmation
and peace of mind that you're mostly doing the right things and leading a healthy lifestyle. It can also be used to alert you to problems in a
loved one's bio-parameters so you can monitor someone at risk such as an elderly relative for
example or a chronically ill person who would benefit from closer monitoring, and they can be anywhere in the world with internet connection.
The HELO range of devices
use artificial Intelligence (A.I.) combined with the most advanced techniques to measure your
bio-parameters, with the clear target of advancing capabilities as the technology improves. With a HELO device fully
compliant with Internet of Things (IoT), you will stay connected and informed.
Principle of PPG
Photoplethysmography (PPG) is an optical
technique used to detect volumetric changes in blood in peripheral
circulation. It is a non-invasive method that makes measurements at the
surface of the skin. The technique provides valuable information related
to our cardiovascular system.
PPG makes uses of low-intensity infrared (IR) light. When light
travels through biological tissues it is absorbed by bones, skin
pigments and both venous and arterial blood. Since light is more
strongly absorbed by blood than the surrounding tissues, the changes in
blood flow can be detected by PPG sensors as changes in the intensity of
The voltage signal from PPG is proportional to the quantity of blood
flowing through the blood vessels. Even small changes in blood volume
can be detected using this method, though it cannot be used to quantify
the amount of blood.
A PPG signal has several components including volumetric changes in
arterial blood which is associated with cardiac activity, variations in
venous blood volume which modulates the PPG signal, a DC component
showing the tissues’ optical property and subtle energy changes in the
body. The PPG technology is used for measuring oxygen saturation, blood
pressure and cardiac output, assessing autonomic function and also
detecting peripheral vascular disease.
Principle of NIR
NIR (Near-InfraRed) ia a spectroscopic
method that uses the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic
spectrum. It is based on overtones and combinations of bond vibrations
In NIR spectroscopy, the unknown substance is illuminated with a
broad-spectrum of near-infrared light, which can be absorbed,
transmitted, reflected or scattered by the sample of interest.
The light intensity as a function of wavelength is measured before
and after interacting with the sample, and the diffuse reflectance, a
combination of absorbance and scattering, caused by the sample is
calculated.Some of the NIR radiation is absorbed by water molecules in
your skin. This raises the temperature of the water and results in an
increase in temperature in the surrounding tissue which is detected by
nerves in your skin.
The primary application of NIRS to the human body uses the fact that
the transmission and absorption of NIR light in human body tissues
contains information about hemoglobin concentration changes. Optical
imaging can measure the location and activity of specific regions of the
brain by continuously monitoring blood hemoglobin levels through the
determination of optical absorption coefficients.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of
interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines,
objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and
the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring
human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart
monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile
that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low
— or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP
address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network.
A full IoT device is a next-generation device capable of incorporate
in itself all the elements needed for a communication of data, media,
and position through the Internet, like a screen, WiFi connection, GPS
Whilst the Helo LX is a Personal Monitor and not a registered Medical Device, the advanced technology nevertheless provides a very accurate estimate of the wearer's bio-parameters. This was confirmed when a Helo LX was compared by Dr Vikas Tar, Cardiologist at London's world famous Charing Cross Hospital against hospital equipment as the following charts indicate. The new upgraded Helo LX+ has medical grade sensors for even greater accuracy. The Helo Pro is currently undergoing FDA 510k testing in order to be a fully licensed medical device.
One of the biggest differences between the Helo range and any others is the capability to expand what your Helo can do through the different Apps that are being developed.
The Heka+ App allows your Helo LX+ to send readings from the clinical grade sensors to your smart phone by bluetooth so you can track trends in your BP, HR, steps/calories/distance etc, UV exposure, Blood oxygenation, breath rate, sleep analysis, Mood and energy levels. It can also represent your ECG. Notifications of abnormal readings can be sent to 3rd parties if necessary via the Guardian facility which enables distant and/or unobtrusive monitoring of loved ones. A log of the collected data is kept which can by analysed and used to advise you by your health professionals.
The VitaPulse for Helo App measures your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) which is a technical and accurate way of assessing your heart as an indication of the balance of your autonomic nervous system - ie the balance between your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system which regulates all the everyday processes going on in your body. It also measures your stress index and the ability of your body to cope with it, the balance of catabolic and anabolic processes in the body and your biological energy. As with the Heka+ App data is stored for future analysis if required.
The VitaEnergy for Helo App is similar to the VitaPulse App in that it measures and analyses the intervals within your ECG, Biological energy levels and catabolic/anabolic balance. It differs in measuring the balance of your 12 main meridians.
More Apps are on the way. If you are an App developer then the OpenApi platform allows you access to the sensors on the Helo to collect data in order to analyse and present it however you want. This could be to help market a product or just help monitor biometerics for whatever reason.