Metria™ Informed Health is a portfolio of digital health products being developed by Vancive Medical Technologies™, an Avery Dennison business, to monitor and transmit physiological information for various health, wellness and clinical applications.
In general,Metria products have three main components to them:
- Sensing: This is the actual product or device that adheres to the skin to enable sensing of the user or patient. It typically incorporates multiple sensors to collect various physiological signals. Along with the sensors, there are additional components such as on board processing and memory. It also incorporates some means of communication (for example, USB or Bluetooth) to relay the collected signals out.
- Vancive Medical Technologies has leveraged its expertise in skin and materials science to develop a sensing product that is comfortable to wear, and one that enhances the user’s quality of life.
- Interpreting: Depending on the configuration of the Metria product, there are several algorithms to help interpret the collected sensor signals to derive specific metrics. In some cases, the algorithms may require signals from only one sensor, but in other cases it may blend signals from multiple sensor data streams. Some of the popular algorithms include activity, activity levels, calorie expenditure, sleep duration and quality, heart rate, and respiration rate.