BioConnected’s mission is to help people achieve fitness and health goals, using consumer friendly software & wearable technology. The current space of consumer wearables is dominated by products that are inaccurate and ineffective during exercise. Frustrated by the current device limitations BioConnected was born.
BioConnected’s mantra is to provide consumers with accurate, validated and meaningful data from wearables and software. These three elements are essential in order to achieve actionable change in health and fitness. BioConnected first product is the HR+: a state-of the art biosensing wireless sports earphone. BioConnected HR+ sports earphones are embedded with a miniaturised optical-mechanical sensor that measures subtle changes in blood flow allowing for the measurement of heart rate. Our heart rate measurements have been validated against ECG, with accurate measurements even under extreme movement and training regimes. The earphones remove the need for chest strap. In addition, BioConnected biosensing sports earphones also provide measurements of distance, speed/pace and calories burned stride rate/cadence and steps.
Put simply, BioConnected HR+ sports earphones provide the most accurate measurements of heart rate and movement whilst you exercise, of any wearable on the market and with real time audio bio-feedback of all your workout metrics. The HR+ is the only device you need to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. It’s your AI personal trainer in your ears coaching you to personal bests every time.
The three co-founders and drivers of BioConnected are Dr Sven Rees, Dr Kay Trippner & Chris Huggett.
Sven is an experienced exercise physiologist who manages BioConnected’s software and directs all of its algorithms.
Sven is in charge of validating the biometric earphones, implementing the roadmap and integrating this technology with smartphone software.
Sven holds a PhD from University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
He lectures in the disciplines of Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning and Clinical Exercise Physiology at UTS, University of Sydney and at Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE).
Sven has extensive experience in Sport and Exercise Science; having worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, as a Sport Scientist at the Sydney Academy of Sport and as an Exercise Physiologist in his own practice.
As a clinician, Sven has worked with a wide range of individuals: from Olympians, elite sporting teams through to individuals with chronic diseases.
Chris is an award winning designer, motion graphics/3D artist and video producer with over 16 years experience.
Chris is in charge of all aspects of product and app design, branding, marketing and communication.
His passion for video has seen him work at all of the major tv stations within Australia, and has had vast experience overseas.
Chris’ skills have seen him work on some of the worlds biggest opening/closing ceremeonies and events.
He has run 2 successful businesses producing commercial visual e ects and corporate video productions and in his spare time mentors young students in the areas of video production and motion graphics.
Dr. Kay Trippner – Director, CFO
Kay, with his strong commercial and nance background, manages Bioconnected’s manufacturing setup, purchasing, logistics as well as the business planning, nance and funding.
Kay gained extensive commercial experience as nance director for 2 Volkswagen companies as well as from heading Volkswagen Group’s Production Controlling for Production Plants.
His passion for sports, being a competitive runner as a child and a passionate cyclist for many years, motivated him to step into the world of sports.
He became partner and commercial director of Challenge Taiwan and co-founder of Madislandsports before he joined the BioConnected team.