Biostrap, a provider of biosensor-based precision health monitoring solutions, has rolled out its new wearable device, Biostrap Kairos, for use with the new Vital Science app.

Kairos is an advanced wearable device that provides researchers and healthtech firms with transparent clinical-grade data capture and advanced autonomic nervous system analysis.

Together with the Vital Science app, the wrist-worn device enables the visualisation of autonomic nervous system data and quantification of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches.

The Biostrap team has developed Kairos from scratch, incorporating years of customer feedback.

With a modular design, the device uses a high-sensitivity complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) optical sensor to capture raw photoplethysmography (PPG) data.

Positioned on the forearm or bicep, Kairos computes biometrics such as active and resting heart rate, HRV, beat-to-beat intervals, and respiratory rate, along with sleep-related parameters.

In addition, the device uses technology from Ambiq, to provide multi-fold improvement in battery life and syncing speeds compared to previous Biostrap devices.

Biostrap CEO and co-founder Sameer Sontakey said: “Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to create this cutting-edge culmination of hardware and software that positions Biostrap as the leader in quantifying clinical-grade heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and providing researchers and healthtech visionaries invaluable insights into their patients’ and clients’ autonomic nervous system like never before.”

According to Biostrap, data measurements offered by Kairos were previously available only to the researchers and are associated with the use of uncomfortable electrocardiogram chest straps.

The platform provides access to every data point captured through the Vital Science app, a remote monitoring dashboard, APIs or SDKs, said the company.

Based on the platform’s configurability and data integrity, the UK’s National Police Wellbeing Service (NPWS) has selected Biostrap to improve the health and safety of police officers.

NPWS director and former chief constable Andy Rhodes said: “The differentiator with Biostrap is the company’s willingness to adapt how it presents data and information to users based on their experiences and our priority issue which is sleep, fatigue and recovery.

“We wanted an end-to-end solution which is tuned into the reality of emergency responder work, and Biostrap has listened to frontline officers to achieve that.

“The accuracy of Biostrap means we can rely on the key data points and present them to officers with a high degree of confidence. It’s why we are confident that our sleep, fatigue and recovery programme has been developed by policing for policing.”