OPPO enters the healthcare field with the OHealth H1

They also announced an assisted reality glass and Bluetooth audio SoC with audiophile-grade transfer rates.

by Justin Choo

Innovation days or whatever the industry wants to call it can be hit and miss when it comes to the news, but some of OPPO’s announcements are somewhat interesting.

OPPO Air Glass 2

Probably one that’s too good to be true right now, the OPPO Air Glass 2 is a 38g assisted reality glass that features the world’s first resin SRG-diffractive waveguide lens developed by OPPO. The lens supports vision correction and further customisation, meaning they can be used as regular glasses. OPPO says you can make phone calls along with other smart features such as real-time translation, location-based navigation, voice to text transcriptions for the hearing impaired.

MariSilicon Y

The MariSilicon Y Bluetooth audio SoC will interest those who are inclined towards audio; OPPO was for a time, quite active in the headphones and amplifier space–so they certainly have some pedigree credits there.

The new SoC is one of the first to use TSMC’s N6RF process (66 per cent reduction in transceiver power consumption on a chip that is 33 per cent smaller in size than the previous generation). OPPO says the MariSilicon Y offers a Bluetooth bandwidth that is 50 per cent wider than the highest-spec Bluetooth SoC and supports a data rate of up to 12Mbps on the physical layer.

With a proprietary Ultra Resolution Lossless Codec (URLC) codec, OPPO says that the SoC can transmit 24-bit/192kHz audio losslessly, which on paper, means that audiophiles can consider going wireless with earphones and earbuds. The SoC will support LDAC, LHDC, L2DC, AAC, SBC and the latest L3C compression codec.

MariSilicon Y also sports a dedicated NPU that offers up to 590 GOPS of processing power for spatial audio. It has two features: Music Extraction, which uses AI to isolate specific instruments, and Spatial Rendering, which lets users adjust the sound’s spatial location from any music file.

OHealth H1

OPPO is now in the healthcare game with the OHealth H1, a lightweight (95g), portable device designed with rounded edges with a concentric oval design for comfort and portability, to encourage everyday self-monitoring.

It features six health data monitoring functions: measurement of blood oxygen, ECG, heart and lung auscultation (electronic stethoscope), heart rate, body temperature and sleep tracking.

OPPO says the auscultation feature performs as well as a medical-grade stethoscope, the ECG is equivalent to a 1-lead ECG used in medical institutions, while “hospital-standard” blood oxygen measurement (via photoplethysmography). The H1 can record blood oxygen, heart rate, and ECG data in a single measurement that takes only 30 seconds.

But what makes it tick is the accompanying app, which features AI-assisted diagnosis and daily health management. OPPO says it has plans to support telemedicine in the future.

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