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Eccrine Systems receives SBIR Phase II contract

6th February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Eccrine Systems has received an SBIR Phase II contract from the US Air Force for a project involving the monitoring and real-time measurement of specific biomarkers in human sweat as an index of cognitive performance, the company announced on 1 February.

The Phase II project will help enable commercial development of the company’s sweat sensing technology that was the subject of a previous air force SBIR Phase I research contract.

Eccrine Systems has developed a wearable armband designed to monitor dehydration status during thermally intensive activities and provide real-time alerts to end users and safety personnel to help avoid the dangerous effects of serious heat stress. The Sweatronics platform continuously monitors sweat biomarkers and sends the data to a remote system through a transceiver. The unique sensors and arrays allow a device to effectively analyse sweat rate and other biomarkers in a single, continuous, or repetitive manner.

George Raihala, director, defense and security programmes, Eccrine systems, said: ‘We are very pleased to receive this award. It acknowledges the successful results we attained during the SBIR Phase I project and will accelerate development and commercialisation of non-invasive wearable devices that will monitor cognitive status while warfighters are operating under thermally stressful conditions.’

The SBIR Phase II project will continue until late 2019.

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