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Jan22686 F eFbe2b22523386 9 break to prevent heat stroke. To date, we’ve sold almost 400,000 units to more than 1,800 corporations, mostly in Japan. More recently, we’ve started selling our products in countries such as France and Spain and in the Middle East.” And it’s not only outdoor workers that the Canaria appeals to. Since 2022, Biodata Bank has begun selling Canaria to individual customers via e-commerce platforms such as Amazon. The device has proved popular with vulnerable populations living in warmer climates such as the elderly. Takeshi explains, “Canaria is a unique product concept. Once it’s activated, you don’t need to charge the battery. It lasts for 3-4 months. That’s long enough to cover one summer season. Whilst many wearable devices need charging, we think it’s more important to avoid a situation where the battery of Canaria runs out due to failure or missing battery charge. To conserve energy, the Canaria doesn’t have a display, only an alarm and an LED light. This minimalist concept makes Canaria easy to use for all generations. It’s maintenance-free, lightweight (20g), and affordable.” In 2023 and beyond, Biodata Bank will be looking to expand its reach into the U.S., Australian, and South American markets. The company is seeking sales partners globally who share its mission. For further details, please visit the company website. Contact: Takeshi Anzai Company: Biodata Bank Web Address: https://biodatabank.co.jp/en Tokyo-based company, Biodata Bank Inc is addressing the impact of climate change head-on. Innovating and manufacturing in the area of temperature sensor technology, Biodata Bank has developed the Canaria, a ‘watch’ which monitors core temperature and heat risk. We speak with company founder, Takeshi Anzai to find out more. As climates become more extreme and summers increasingly hotter, heat risk is a primary concern for many. Individuals and teams working outside are often at risk, being unable or unwilling to take a break when required. Employees working under harsh heat conditions may begin to suffer from severe heat stroke without even noticing. For employers, reducing their employees’ exposure to heat risk whilst maintaining efficiency is no easy task. With no viable way to measure the estimated risk, employers can only react to the voluntary appeal of an employee who reports not feeling well. Often, too late to avoid a critical issue. Founded in 2018, Japanese startup, Biodata Bank, has changed all that. The company engages in the research, development, and manufacturing of products which use sensor technology to mitigate the risk of heat. Biodata Bank’s featured product is the heat risk warning watch, Canaria. Based on new patented technology developed through thousands of experimental tests, Canaria non-invasively estimates each user’s core temperature movement and warns them in advance of a heat risk. The device generates an automated alarm that rings a warning. The wearer then knows to take appropriate actions well before the situation becomes critical. Taking on hydration and resting in a cooler place allows the wearer’s body to cool down before they get sick. Takeshi tells us, “We’ve sold Canaria to corporate customers engaged in businesses such as construction, steel making, electrical power, agriculture, and forestry. Canaria provides warning of a heat risk through alarm sound and LED light. It gives employers concrete solutions to identify a proper time to give their employees a Best Healthcare Data R&D Company 2022 - Japan Nov22723