2020

20.05.2020 – u-blox Holding AG

u-blox AG: greenTEG leverages u-blox connectivity to protect health and safety amid COVID-19 pandemic

20.05.2020 / 09:00

Press Release

greenTEG leverages u-blox connectivity to protect health and safety amid
COVID-19 pandemic

Thalwil, Switzerland - May 20, 2020 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN,OTC:UBLXF), a global
provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, and
greenTEG, a company specializing in the development of heat flux sensors,
are announcing the commercial launch of a new venture brand, named CORE. It
is a wearable for continuous and accurate core body temperature monitoring.
The device, which communicates wirelessly using the u-blox NINA-B306
stand-alone Bluetooth 5 low energy module, can be used to track its users'
wellness status as they return to the workplace from their homes, and alerts
them when their core body temperature rises unexpectedly.

CORE uses an innovative approach to continuously monitor core body
temperature with accuracies rivaling those of ingestible sensors. Worn close
to the body with a patch or a belt CORE translates sensed data into an
estimate of the core body temperature - commonly defined as the temperature
of blood as it leaves the heart's aortic valve - using an algorithm
specifically trained for the task.

Initially developed to help athletes avoid overheating when training for and
competing in extreme environments, such as ultra-marathons or the Ironman,
the solution was repurposed to address new challenges brought about by the
COVID-19 pandemic. Target groups include the general public that is seeking
to return to work safely, business owners and patrons concerned with
protecting their workforces' and customers' wellbeing, and individuals in
risk groups.

"We needed a small and pre-certified low power Bluetooth module that could
help keep the size of the overall solution to a minimum while offering the
connectivity options, the considerable memory, and the reliability our
application required," says Holger Hendrichs, VP of Sales and Marketing at
greenTEG. "The u-blox NINA-B306 looked like a promising candidate. When we
found out that it interfaced with Garmin devices using the ANT+ protocol,
for us a critical feature, our choice was clear."

"This application perfectly demonstrates the value that our NINA-B3 series
of Bluetooth 5 low energy modules can bring to wearable applications,
including their small size, their low power consumption, a full megabyte of
Flash memory, and their powerful Arm(R) Cortex(R)-M4 microprocessor," says
Pelle Svensson, Senior Principal, Product Strategy Short Range Radio at
u-blox. "In these uncertain and testing times, it's encouraging to see our
technology help keep people safe and, hopefully, flatten the curve."

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless
communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart
and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and
machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over
cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules,
and secure data services and connectivity, u-blox is uniquely positioned to
empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the
Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in
Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in
Europe, Asia, and the USA. ( www.u-blox.com)

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About greenTEG

greenTEG develops and manufactures advanced sensing solutions for thermal
energy monitoring on real-time. These solutions are available for both
research and industry purposes, including applications in the fields of R&D,
building and wearables. greenTEG's latest solution is the first sensor for
non-invasive and continuous core body temperature monitoring, ready to be
embedded in wearables in the fields of sports, healthcare and wellbeing.
greenTEG is headquartered in Zurich-Rümlang, Switzerland.

( www.greenTEG.com / www.corebodytemp.com)


u‑blox media contact:
Natacha Seitz
Senior Manager PR and Content Marketing
Mobile +41 76 436 0788
natacha.seitz@u-blox.com


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Issuer: u-blox AG
Key word(s): Research/Technology

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