Huawei opens its largest Huawei Health Lab in China
Huawei’s Consumer Business Group opened its largest Huawei Health Lab to date in China.
The new 4,680m2 facility in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China, representing a CNY 200 million R&D investment project, will support more than 80 types of testing requests for R&D personnel in fields such as professional research, ecosystem co-development, and health and fitness scenario incubation, ultimately supporting the research, incubation, and testing of Huawei’s smart wearable products.
The company showcased its 3 million yuan plateau simulation laboratory, which replicates high-altitude environments up to 6,000 meters above sea level to test how oxygen saturation affects the human body. The lab contains the facilities necessary for researchers to measure the changes in the human body under different altitudes and climate conditions and obtain accurate high-altitude data for analysis.
Moreover, the lab also has a professional optical motion capture system. It includes 28 high-speed infrared cameras supporting a peak sampling rate of 10,000Hz, allowing it to record a wide range of subjects, including moving bullets, with millimeter-level accuracy. By studying the movement of the human body along with attitude data, Huawei hopes to develop new and innovative features for its smart wearable products.
The exercise physiology research area of the lab also comes equipped with cardiopulmonary function and metabolism meters, heart rate belts, and high-performance treadmills that researchers can use to monitor VO2 max, calorie consumption, and workout heart rate.
Huawei’s smart wearable products support over 100 workout modes thanks to these labs, including rock-climbing, swimming, table tennis, golf, and multi-functional sports.
The new Huawei Health Lab will also serve as an incubator for scenario-oriented experiences and service packages for consumers, including micro-physical examination, home fitness, and digital sports.
According to the company, Huawei has invested heavily in research in digital health and fitness technologies and active partnerships with related industry authorities and ecosystem partners.
At present, over 5 million users have joined the Huawei Research Program, and over 320 million users have benefited from Huawei’s health and fitness services. In addition, there are currently over 83 million global average monthly active users of the Huawei Health App.