The U.S. Air Force has awarded Eccrine Systems a $3.96 million contract to help the military service branch’s research organization develop a non-invasive sensor technology that will work to monitor human sweat for specific molecular biomarkers.
Eccrine said Wednesday it will collaborate with the University of Cincinnati on the project as well as use the Air Force Research Laboratory’s testing tools at Wright Patterson AF Base in Ohio.
Robert Beech, Eccrine chairman and CEO, said the company seeks to help the AFRL accelerate the development of advanced sensing technology for researchers to identify key physiological indicators in sweat.
The project, which is scheduled to run through the latter part of 2018, builds on the company’s previous collaborative R&D efforts with the university and the lab.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Eccrine develops sweat sensing technologies in an effort to help improve human health, safety and productivity.