Latest project is a collaboration between Northwestern University, Air Force Research Labs on a wearable that measures sweat and physiology.
David Savastano, Editor01.29.20
Wearables have come a long way from the early days of simply measuring exercise. To-day’s more sophisticated systems can tell much more about the human body through measuring key biomarkers such as sweat. This has important benefits in numerous fields, including the military, athletics and monitoring exercise.
Epicore Biosystems is creating some of the most interesting technology in this field using microfluidics and flexible hybrid electronics (FHE). Working as part of the NextFlex eco-system, Epicore and its partners Northwestern University and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are developing a fully integrated microfluidic system for tracking sweat biomarkers and physiology in a single unified wearable.
A spinout company from Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, Epicore Biosystems was founded in 2017. Dr. Rooz Ghafari, Epicore Biosystems’ CEO and president, said that the company’s “skin-like” wearable micr
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