Movesense is a Finnish high technology company developing and manufacturing cutting edge wireless wearable sensors for sports and medical use – and beyond. We are headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, 10 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Our sensors are designed and manufactured in Finland. We serve our global customer base with high quality Movesense branded and white labeled sensors. Our diverse customer base includes sports brands, medical device manufacturers, IoT innovators, researchers and many other industries. If your need proven hardware for your wearable sensor concept, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Movesense originated from an internal concept project of the Finnish sports watch manufacturer Suunto (www.suunto.com), which proved to be so versatile that the company decided to offer it to third parties for the implementation of new product concepts.
Movesense development started in 2015 and the platform was published in the end of 2016. Developers received the first beta versions of the sensor in the spring of 2017 and the 1.0 firmware for the sensor was published in the end of 2017. The first Movesense ECG and movement sensor that was registered as a medical device accessory (Class IIa, 93/42/EEC) was published in the end of 2020.
On Oct 1st, 2021, Movesense became an independent company and continues to build the development platform for both medical and sports use cases. Movesense and Suunto continue to collaborate in certain business areas.
“We started it first as an internal project at Suunto to build a new heart rate sensor”, tells Terho Lahtinen, one of the team members behind Movesense. “Our engineers experimented adding a full motion sensing capability to one of the sensor prototypes. We soon realized that this opens a whole new world for sports monitoring and grows far beyond sports and our own competence areas.
At the same time we knew that many companies were searching for suitable hardware to commercialize their own sensor concepts. We thought it would be shame to keep such a versatile sensor just for ourselves. After some internal discussion, we decided to turn it into an open sensor platform and invite innovators across the globe to turn their sensor ideas into practice with Movesense. So, welcome to use this highly flexible and efficient wearables development platform for your own needs. We’ll do our best to support you!”
Save time and money vs. developing your own hardware
No need to invest your resources on hardware development, testing and manufacturing. Movesense shortens your time to market and cuts costs dramatically vs. building everything from scratch.
Turn your expertise into user value
With Movesense, you can concentrate on your own big idea and focus on generating high end-user value with mobile and sensor applications.
Network of companies
The growing Movesense ecosystem offers partnering opportunities and supports its members in development, awareness building and credibility. Together we are stronger than alone.
The Movesense platform enables a similar revolution in the world of wearable sensors as open application development did in mobile phones, and well-defined APIs on the Internet.
The sensor can run your own applications. Movesense is the first commercially available, consumer-level wearable sensor that offers a managed API for 3rd party apps in micro controller environment. This is the first time that an app ecosystem comes to small sensor devices similarly to mobile phones. You can process the measured data on the sensor and set the sensor to send calculated results instead of streaming raw data. This minimizes the need for data transfer, power consumption, and allows operating the sensor without continuous wireless connection.
REST API. Movesense is the first commercially available micro controller based device that provides a REST API, conceptually familiar to developers from web apps. This simplifies the app development dramatically. You can build your own services on top of the API and use these services as part of your app equally to the ones offered by the firmware. The REST API is symmetric, meaning that the sensor can use the services that your phone offers and vice versa.
Ready to use in tough conditions. Movesense sensor is not just a circuit board like many other IoT sensors. It is a complete product, ready to ship & use with your functionality and your logo. It’s shock and water resistant, tiny and lightweight, extremely power efficient, tested and certified with relevant radio approvals. A sensor model registered as a medical device is also available. The sensor is manufactured in Finland and is available to any interested company or developer in any quantity.
Movesense connector. Movesense connector is a simple way to make a piece of apparel or equipment ready for smart features. Attach the connector to the piece that you want to make smart, plug in a Movesense sensor and, off you go! The connector is available as a plain mechanical holder and as a smart connector that has an ID chip with an individual ID. When attached, the sensor can read the ID of the connector. This context awareness can be used for an additional dimension in your custom sensor apps.
Anyone can develop
We invite companies and individuals to build their own wearable solutions with Movesense. With our open developer tools and open source sample code, developing is fast and efficient. The platform is available for all interested parties and it doesn’t require learning any proprietary programming methods.
Use in any activity
Movesense offers motion sensing, heart rate monitoring and ECG measurement for any activity. The Movesense sensor can be easily attached to a person as well as apparel and gear. The same sensor can perform different applications in different situations.
Wide partner network
The ecosystem around Movesense is growing rapidly. In the network, you can find partners for developing your solution if you don’t have in-house developers, researchers to validate your concepts, sales and marketing partners, and other collaboration opportunities.