Eccrine Systems has received a $750,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to further develop a sensor technology designed to measure certain biomarkers in human sweat as an indicator of cognitive performance.
The company said Thursday it aims to advance development of its sweat sensing technology under the second phase of the U.S. Air Force‘s Small Business Innovation Research program.
George Raihala, director of Eccrine Systems’ defense and security programs at Eccrine Systems, said the contract will help accelerate the company’s efforts produce and commercialize wearable devices meant to track the cognitive status of warfighters in thermally stressful conditions.
Work under the SBIR Phase II project began in November and will continue through 2019.
Cincinnati-based Eccrine Systems aims to develop sweat sensor technologies in a push to help improve human health, productivity and safety.