Movesense is global leader in developing and manufacturing cutting edge wireless wearable sensors for sports, medical and research applications – and beyond.
We are a ISO 13485 certified, privately owned Finnish high technology company, headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, just 10 minutes from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Our sensors are designed and manufactured in Finland. We serve our global customer base with high quality Movesense branded and OEM white labeled sensor products for medical, sports and variety of other uses requiring high quality ECG, HR, HRV and/or motion measurements. Our diverse customer base includes sports brands, medical device manufacturers, researchers, IoT innovators and many other industries.
Movesense development started inside the Finnish sports watch manufacturer Suunto (www.suunto.com), and the platform was published in the end of 2016. The first Movesense ECG and motion sensor that was registered as a medical device accessory (Class IIa, 93/42/EEC) was first released in the end of 2020.
In 2021 Movesense became an independent company and continues to build the platform and high quality sensor products that fulfill the ever growing needs in medical and sports domains.
“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.