MLF - Military Logistics

Eccrine Systems receives SBIR Phase II contract

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

RSS

Save this for later

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.

Back to News

Share to

Linkedin