Dayton Business Journal
October 4, 2017
... Last year, Cincinnati-based Eccrine Systems Inc. collected sweat from Tech Warrior participants to analyze dehydration indicators. This year, the company brought its wearable sweat sensor to the event to capture real-time data on dehydration from those participating in combat simulations.
That information – combined with an Air Force SBIR/STTR contract that allowed Eccrine Systems to perform a clinical study involving dehydration biomarkers – will help the company develop the next generation of its sensor.
“This sensor technology came out of early collaboration with the military,” said Gavi Begtrup, CEO of Eccrine Systems. “Developing tools that can be used to keep the warfighter safe is great, but we don’t know how well they work until we really put them on people and see them in action. Being able to deploy this on more than 50 people, in real time and in real-world situations, is something that’s normally very hard to do as a small business.”