Shimmer Sensing is a Dublin based wearable technology company that produces wearable wireless sensors, which can be used to monitor health, athletic performance and biophysical responses. Shimmer's sensing technology allows for the capture and transmission of biophysical and kinematic data in real-time which can be logged or streamed via Bluetooth to another Bluetooth enabled device like a PC or mobile device. Shimmer's sensors record and transmit a wide range of data related to the person and their external environment.
In June 2016 , Shimmer formed a partnership with Wyss Institute at Harvard University in support of ongoing research focused on remote patient monitoring using wearable sensing technology. The research is currently being led by Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
In March 2014 , Shimmer formed a partnership with US-based Emerge Diagnostics worth $10 million over three years. Shimmer provided the platform that enabled Emerge Diagnostics to roll out a new medical device which enables the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries through electro-diagnostic functional assessment. The device contains 28 sensors and can be used to distinguish between an acute injury from an underlying chronic condition. It is used to help determine the age of an injury.
In December 2014 , Shimmer and Kinesis Health Technologies announced a deal worth €3 million which involved the incorporation of the Shimmer sensor platform into Kinesis QTUG™ technology which allows for earlier detection of mobility impairment and falls risk in older adults and aims to advance the field of falls prevention.
In June 2013 , Shimmer joined forces with XPRIZE, partnering on their Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE and Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competitions.
In 2012 , Shimmer formed a partnership with Telefónica , the third largest telecommunications provider in the world.
Telefónica launched a new 'Rehabitic' product which used Shimmer's wearable sensors for patients who had total knee replacements and required extensive physiotherapy. The product enable's the rehabilitation process to be conducted in the patient's home while clinicians can monitor their sessions remotely from the hospital.
Shimmer were recognised as one of the top 100 global digital health companies in the Global Digital Health 100 Awards as compiled by The Journal of mHealth.
In 2014 , Shimmer were recognized as the IT and Telecommunications Category award winner, out of a pool of 136 entrants.
In 2013 , Shimmer were awarded the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for its highly flexible body worn wireless sensing platform. Based on Frost & Sullivan’s analysis of the wireless sensors market, this award endorsed Shimmer as the leader in the wireless sensors sector.
Shimmer was founded in 2008 as a division of Realtime Electronics when Intel offered current CEO Paddy White the global licence for the sensor platform. Intel originally held the licence because the first wearable sensor was developed there by Ben Kuris and Steve Ayer in 2006. In 2009, Kuris and Ayer joined Shimmer as directors of engineering and the company launched an R&D facility in Boston, Massachusetts. Up until 2013 they sold their products to research groups and universities.