Meet CODE_n finalist Cosinuss°

03/10/2014  |  CODE_n Alumni, CODE_n14 Startup CONTEST, Entrepreneurship

Cosinuss° develops high-tech earplugs that help people measure heart rate, body core temperature and arterial oxygen saturation of the blood. The wearable technology created by the German startup has multiple applications, being used in fields of medicine, sports, employment protection, and even fertility determination.

Johannes Kreuzern

Johannes Kreuzern is the CEO of Cosinuss°

As one of the Top 50 Big Data startups selected by CODE_n, Cosinuss° will present their products and solutions at the CeBIT. In today’s interview, we talk to the CEO Johannes Kreuzern about the company and their expectations in taking part in such a big technology event. 

Could you give us practical examples of how Cosinuss° sensor technology can improve people’s life?

With the new C-SP 01, a heart rate monitor in the ear, everybody is able to track his/her performance without having the disturbing chest belt twitching and rubbing your chest all along your training. Next generation sensors coming soon will fusion headphones with heart rate monitors allowing you to not only listen to your beloved music and track your performance with one gadget but also to get motivational feedback according to your performance directly back into your ear.

Which role do startups play in the wearable tech landscape?

Startups in the wearable tech landscape are definitely the pioneers driving innovation because new ways of thinking and engineering are needed to fulfill the needs of the people as well as technical requirements.

How is the Big Data startup sector in Germany? Are there many private and government incentives?

Cosinuss° is at the beginning of the Big Data value chain. In the first place, we see ourselves as enablers of Big Data applications due to our sensors that collect various data about the user in real time that can be analyzed later on. However, there are already now numerous other startups that use Big Data in fitness & health and other segments to offer new insights to companies or users. Incentives especially for Big Data startups are not known, but there are some government projects for IT and communications.

What are your expectations for CODE_n and the future of Cosinuss°?

We hope that we find new strategic partners, customers and/or investors within the community and the scope of CODE_n. Cosinuss is following the goal to replace the chest belt in sports and start a new and better era of performance tracking; and this not only in sports.