Handheld Video Endoscope/ Laryngoscope

  • ASTRI has worked with the healthcare industry to develop a low-cost, handheld, connected Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscope. With its high definition disposable camera design, the device can stream real-time video to large displays, helping the process of diagnosis with no need for complicated sterilisation.

    Handheld video endoscope with viewer in proof-of-concept stage

    Key features:

    • Competitive cost advantage in an emerging market
    • Real time video streaming to large displays
    • High definition disposable camera design which eliminates complicated sterilisation

    Digital Pathology Analytics Platform

  • ASTRI is developing an image analytics platform for digital pathology. It is based on a scalable medical image database, distributed parallel computing engine, and a powerful application development environment for Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD). The platform can support efficient management of medical image data. It also facilitates reliable web-based digital pathological information exchanged in telediagnosis and agile development of CAD applications.

    Data Management System Architecture

    Key features:

    • Big data and deep learning platform
    • Agile computer aided diagnosis application development
    • Cancer screening
    • Telediagnosis

    Low Power ADC

  • ASTRI has established a family of low power ADC IPs.

    12/14 bit low power Successive Approximation Register (SAR) ADC delivers low power and low cost analog to digital conversion of reasonable performance for portable medical and sensor devices. ASTRI’s IP is already in mass production for various applications.

    Key features:

    • Sampling rate up to 1Msps
    • Ultra low power
    • ENOB = 11.2b
    • Silicon proven: TSMC 0.18um, TSMC 0.25um, SMIC 0.13um


     24-bit sigma delta ADC is based on sigma delta technology intended primarily for instrumentation applications. It consists of a second-order three-bit quantizer noise shaping modulator and digital decimation filter.

    Key features:

    • Low input-referred noise: 1.5uVrms
    • Multi-bit feedback DAC with Data-Weighted Averaging to achieve low power consumption
    • Unity feedforward architecture for low distortion
    • 2nd order modulator loop, stable for full scale input
    • 1Ksps sampling rate
    • Internal or external reference
    • SPI interface

    SPO2 analog front-end

  • The SPO2 analog front-end is a fully integrated analog solution for medical pulse oximeter applications.

    It supports flexible pulse sequencing and timing control from 200Hz to 1KHz for individual LED and up to 3 LEDs at same time.

    Key features:


    • Integrated LED driver (H-Bridge, push or pull)
    • 8 bit programmable LED current range from 25mA, 50mA, 75mA to 100mA
    • Independent LED3, LED2, LED1 current reference


    • Input-referred noise: 50 pA (RMS) (at 5 μA powerdown current)
    • 5 noise-free bits (at 5 μA powerdown current)
    • Analog ambient cancellation scheme with selectable 1 μA to 10 μA ambient current
    • I-V amplifier with seven separate LED2 and LED1 programmable feedback R and C settings
    • Reconfigurable 12/16/20 bit ADC depending on applications

    Uncooled infrared micro-bolometer read out IC

  • ASTRI’s uncooled infrared micro-bolometer readout IC is a high resolution, low power consumption and low noise signal sensing IC for deployment in thermograph applications, such as night vision, surveillance and medical imaging, which require high resolution imaging capability.

    Key features:

    • 640 x 480 pixel focal plan array
    • Pixel pitch = 20um x 20um
    • Uncooled operation (with or without thermo-electric cooler)
    • Adjustable integration time
    • Adjustable integration capacitors
    • 2 analog outputs available
    • Digital selection mode via SPI
    • Power consumption < 360mW (without thermo-electric cooler)
    • Output dynamic range: 1.0V to 4.0V
    • On-chip temperature sensor
    • Typical responsivity: 10mV/K
    • Frame rate up to 60Hz
    • Row by row reading mode
    • User defined windowing capability


    Low power wireless electrocardiography (ECG)

  • ASTRI’s low power wireless ECG module allows anyone with a smartphone, tablet or PC to monitor their heart health anytime anywhere with ease.

    Key features:

    • Fully integrated analog front-end IC for ECG applications
    • Configurable 12 bit SAR ADC
    • Programmable instrumentation amplifier
    • Integrated digital low pass filter
    • Compact module size (60mm x 38mm x 22mm)
    • Support Bluetooth wireless connection

     ASTRI received the IoT Technology Gold Award and Best IoT Product Award in the Hong Kong IoT Awards 2014, and the Guang Dong – Hong Kong IoT Award 2014, respectively.

    Reflective Pulse Oximeter

  • The smart reflective pulse oximeter for remote health monitoring was licensed to several tier-one healthcare manufacturers in Hong Kong and the Mainland for integration into their products, including a wristwatch for measuring vital signs such as body temperature, pulse rate, pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram which has been launched into the market

    The device was also installed in the Hong Kong Housing Society Elderly Resources Centre as one of the technologies used to realize intellectual housing for the elderly. With its elderly-friendly design, the device helps the seniors to check their health condition in a comfortable and convenient manner.


    Non-invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Device

  • A  portable  embedded optical  device  for  non-invasive  blood  glucose  measurement   which can  be easily  used  to  measure  blood  glucose  instantly  and non-invasively is being developed.  This device can be used for screening of pre-diabeters and frequent blood glucose measurement of diabetes patients.


    Cognitive Health Monitoring Device

  • A device to facilitate early detection and screening of elderly with cognitive health problems and also assessing the stress level of general public is being developed. This device can be used for early detection  and  continual  monitoring  of  cognitive  impairment,  as  well  as  to improve  the  experience  and  ease  of  cognitive  assessment for  the  elderly  in Hong  Kong.


    Cardiovascular Monitoring Device

  • A revolutionary cardiovascular monitoring device using smart sensor to measure blood pressure, arterial stiffness and heart rate at wrist has been developed. Unlike traditional cuff-based blood pressure meter, this new device does not block blood vessel during measurement and hence allows continual measurement. The measurement results can be conveniently uploaded to a central database through tele-care systems available in Hong Kong or mobile devices to facilitate health monitoring by medical professionals.