Eccrine Systems Earns Recognition for Its Innovative Non-invasive Sweat-sensing Technology
The Sweatronics® platform offers a rapid and mobile solution for monitoring dehydration status using sweat biomarkers
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the non-invasive wearables market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eccrine Systems Inc. (Eccrine Systems) with the 2017 North American Technology Innovation Award for its sweat-sensing platform, Sweatronics®, for use with non-invasive wearables.
"Eccrine Systems' Sweatronics real-time platform is comprised of proprietary sensors, data processors, and management systems that can detect and manage sweat-sensor data, which represents a momentous shift from traditional methods of detecting physiological changes to painless and more convenient noninvasive methods," said Arjun Mehta, Industry Analyst.
Eccrine Systems is set to introduce its first product, a wearable armband, in early 2018. It is 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 analyze sweat rate and other biomarkers in a single, continuous, or repetitive manner. Breakthroughs in upcoming development include applications with end users for whom conventional sweat-sensing technologies are difficult to deploy, such as bedridden or inactive people with negligible or non-existent sweat rates. In addition, the company's technology incorporates multiple sweat-sensing methodologies, making it more scalable than competing solutions. The technology also includes solutions in development that detect several types of molecular biomarkers, including toxins, analytes, and proteins that pertain to various health conditions, such as depression, diabetes, and even infection... Full Article.