Movea is a spin-off from CEA-Leti located in Minatec, Grenoble (France). Movea develops and commercializes micro-systems for high level information from motion measurements with a particular emphasis on the human body motion measurements. Movea aims at becoming a leading supplier of motion capture solutions for the health care industry and for consumer products.
Movea brings a technological breakthrough to health care professionals and contributes to the emergence of assistive living and remote monitoring. It will participate in containing health care expenditures while guaranteeing a continuous and professional medical support.
Applied to physical therapy, Movea products can measure the joint extension of a patient (goniometry). In a standard wrist watch form factor, these solutions provide the therapist with an objective assessment of the gesture. Other solutions applied to physical therapy are being released, including walk analysis (e.g. Get up and go test), gesture deviation and comparison to a reference, gesture counting, biofeedback…
Other solutions from Movea packaged in a patch form factor can deliver an overall health assessment of a person in their daily activities (actimetry). These allow for at-home rehabilitation of a patient, early detection of a deviation from “normal” behaviour, sleep analysis, etc.
Movea technical offer includes a Motion Development kit for which the hardware consists of a Body Area Network including up to 16 wireless nodes, developed with off-the-shelves components. Movea thus needs to include in its products wireless nodes for body motion capture.
As far as consumer products are concerned, Movea’s aim is to use its motion sensing technology to bring motion awareness into everyday’s life products. Devices like remote controls for Media Center or mobile phones will soon be equipped with 3D pointing functions so that new easy to use Man to Machine Interfaces help consumers to interact with the huge media content that is brought to them through internet, cable, satellite, or personal computer, or so that new services can be brought to mobile users, using pointing functions together with localisation (see Google Streets).
In the BANET project, Movea will provide technical specifications for different scenarios using body motion measurements, including health and security applications through electronic motion devices. Movea will also work on providing information about rules and regulatory constraints for on body sensors. Movea will also provide technical information and/or sensor hardware to the BAN show case of the project.
Movea is involved in other R&D projects aiming at providing new software and methods to compute high level information from the motion sensor nodes.