Empatica Health  Monitoring Platform  for Research Studies

All the data you need for your next research breakthrough from a single platform

Take your research to the next level

Powered by EmbracePlus, the world’s most advanced medical-grade smartwatch
Instant access to fully anonymized participant data from your studies via a full-stack cloud platform
Record multiple sessions across participants from a single device
Enhance your study with more data and validated digital biomarkers than ever
Minimize data loss, with live tracking of participant wearing time
Set up your study, add and offboard participants with just a few clicks

How the Empatica Health Monitoring Platform works

The Empatica Health Monitoring Platform is a full-stack research suite built on the capabilities of EmbracePlus and entirely created in-house, with a dedicated software and cloud infrastructure designed for your real-world and academic research needs.


EmbracePlus continuously measures and records physiological parameters, which are sent via Bluetooth® to a dedicated mobile app

Care Lab app

The Care Lab app uses the phone’s internet connection to automatically transfer all data to the Empatica Cloud

Empatica Cloud

The Cloud securely stores data and makes it available for review inside the dedicated portal, or for immediate access via direct download

Dedicated Online Portal

The online portal allows you to manage your studies and access your data and digital biomarkers

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Powered by EmbracePlus

EmbracePlus is equipped with the most advanced sensors for longitudinal data collection combined with clinically validated digital biomarkers.

Advanced optical PPG (Photoplethysmogram)

Clinically-validated PR and PRV measurements through a custom-made sensor

Ventral EDA sensor (Electrodermal activity)

Detects subtle changes in electrical conductance at the surface of the skin

Accelerometer and Gyroscope

Raw accelerometry data and motion intensity detection

Digital temperature sensor

Reads peripheral skin temperature

IP67 waterproofing

Can be worn and submerged in water up to 10m/30ft deep for 30 mins

Optimized sampling rates

Obtain the best Pulse Rate and Pulse Rate Variability performances while maintaining good battery consumption

E Ink display

Status indicators and always-on clock face synchronized with connected phone

The next step from the industry-standard E4

Our research suite powered by EmbracePlus comes with everything researchers love about the E4 wristband, and more. Used to publish 1000s of studies, the E4 is Empatica’s legacy research device. EmbracePlus takes the best features of the E4 and packs them into a stylish design with more advanced sensors and capabilities, alongside a full-stack platform for seamless data collection.


Device design

30 g / 1.06 oz
40 g / 1.41 oz
Interchangable band

Device sensors and hardware

64 Hz
32 Hz
Photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor
4 channels
1 channel
Electrodermal Activity (EDA) sensor
Digital Temperature sensor
Battery life
2+ days
Up to 36 hours
Event tagging
On-board memory
CE Certified

Data and functionalities available with supporting software

Raw data
Digital biomarkers
Wearing time / Compliance Monitoring
In-portal patient management
Lab sessions across multiple subjects (sessions lasting <1 hour)
Not available at launch
Real-time data visualization inside dedicated software
Not available at launch

The highest quality data to meet your research goals

Raw data

  • Temperature
  • Accelerometer
  • IBI (Systolic peaks)
  • Blood volume pulse
  • User tags
  • Steps
  • Electrodermal activity

Digital Biomarkers

Ventral EDA (Electrodermal activity)


Pulse rate

Wearing detection

Pulse rate variability

Movement intensity: Accelerometer Magnitude Standard Deviation

Respiratory rate

Movement intensity: Steps

Electrodermal activity (EDA): Skin Conductance Level (SCL)

Movement intensity: Activity Counts

Data formats

The suite uses two formats of files, Avro   and CSV, which can be accessed and read by the world’s most popular tools, libraries, and software


How can I place an order for the Empatica Health Monitoring Platform?

To place an order, you can request a quote from our Sales Team by filling out the form at the top of this page. Our team will contact you via email as soon as possible.

The Professional Plan of the Empatica Health Monitoring Platform includes the leasing of EmbracePlus and access to the Care Lab app, Care Portal, and Empatica Cloud for 3 years.

If you are in possession of an E4, you might be eligible for an upgrade to EmbracePlus at reduced costs. Please fill out this form to check your eligibility.

What is included in the EmbracePlus box?

The EmbracePlus box contains 1 EmbracePlus, including the silicone wristband, and 1 USB charger.

Do you provide academic or volume discounts?

We are currently offering early bird pricing until December 31st, 2022, which includes all applicable discounts, including academic discounts.

Please contact our Sales Team using the form on this page for further information about discounts applicable to your organization.

What is the shipping time? Which countries do you ship to?

Our team processes all orders within 10 business days from the order confirmation. We then hand over the parcel to the courier. It usually takes between 3 and 5 business days to deliver the package.

What is the warranty for EmbracePlus and what is included?

The warranty of EmbracePlus runs through the whole leasing period. The warranty covers factory faults and damages not caused by the user.

What happens if the EmbracePlus breaks, gets lost or misused by the participant?

Should EmbracePlus get lost, damaged due to negligence, misused, modified or altered from its manufactured form, Empatica will charge €600 for the replacement of each device. The lost EmbracePlus will be blacklisted by Empatica to prevent unauthorized use.

What are the compatible smartphones? Is it possible to connect more than one cellphone to the EmbracePlus?

You can find the list of smartphones compatible with our system on our EmbracePlus Smartphone Compatibility Page . If your Android device is not listed, you can start a connectivity self-test with the Nordic App® to check if the following requirements are met:

  • Android 9.0 or higher
  • Bluetooth® 5.0 with 2M PHY
Please note that it is not possible to connect multiple EmbracePlus to one companion device.

How many studies, sites and participant login credentials can I create?

Our Professional plan includes one Care Portal account with a unique professional email address. This allows the creation of 1 Study, 1 Site and unlimited participant login credentials.

Regulatory and Compliance

Our Research Suite is GDPR/HIPAA compliant. Should you need further details, please refer to our Legal and Compliance page.

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Legal notice: The Empatica Researcher Suite is intended for research use only and should not be used as part of diagnostic or clinical procedures.

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