LifeWave has developed a broad base of intellectual property and expertise in medical radar which uses very low power UWB radio frequency (RF) energy for physiologic assessments. The technology is similar in concept to ultrasound but uses radio frequency instead of sound energy.

The LifeWave UWB sensor emits very low energy (similar to Bluetooth energy levels) which propagate into the human body. As the energy enters the body, small amounts of the incident energy are reflected back to a sensing device. The reflections are primarily the result of the differences in dielectric properties of the underlying tissues and organs. The reflected energy is then received and processed using signal processing algorithms to extract information on the type, location, size, composition, and relative movement of the illuminated tissues and organs.

The LifeWave technology is safe for full-time usage and skin contact and meets all FDA human safety and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations governing human RF exposure.