Cambridge CMOS Sensors announced that Chinese wearable device manufacturer HiCling is using its ultra-low power gas sensors to enable the Cling VOC smart fitness wristband to measure indoor air quality and alcohol in breath.
The CCS801 gas sensor integrated in the Cling VOC wristband can detect low levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) typically found indoors. In the Cling VOC wristband, these VOC measurements are used to provide an indication of air quality on the band’s display. The wristband can also provide alcohol breath analysis on demand, as the integrated CCS803 gas sensor with algorithms is sensitive to ethanol on human breath. The small footprint and low profile of the CCS8xx family of gas sensors means that they can easily be accommodated in the slim and sleek enclosure of the Cling VOC, which is intended to appeal to fashion-conscious consumers.
The CCS8xx sensors use a unique CMOS-based micro-hotplate platform, which enables the device miniaturisation, ultra-low power consumption and fast response times that are critical for wearable devices. Software libraries containing proprietary algorithms and example applications for the Android operating environment ensure that the CCS8xx sensors can easily be integrated into a wide range of portable consumer applications.
“We are delighted that our sensors have been included in the innovative Cling VOC smart fitness wristband,” said Paul Wilson, senior product marketing manager for environmental sensors at ams. “CO2 levels, offensive odours, smoke and other VOCs can have a strong impact on people’s comfort, productivity, quality of life and wellbeing, so it is vital we are able to measure these VOCs.”
The CCS801 and CCS803 gas sensors are available in production volumes now.