Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company based in Pasadena marketing a wireless monitor for babies, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

The eight-year-old company sold $2,789,793 in securities to 15 investors, according to the July 11 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Advanced TeleSensors, an eight-year-old firm that spun out of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, features a vital signs monitor, trademarked as Cardi/o, which is billed as “the world’s first wearable-less heart rate sensor.”

The miniature medical device, linked to a mobile phone app, can detect heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate and motion through walls, clothing, blankets and more and is being billed as a huge leap in baby monitoring systems.

The monitor will be available through pre-orders on Dec. 1, 2018, according to the Advanced TeleSensors website.

The company, which employs nine people, was founded by a group of Caltech scientists who were working on a contactless radio frequency technology that originated under a Caltech-managed program at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Advanced TeleSensors secured exclusive rights to the technology and filed additional patents during development.

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