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Integration of Heat flux sensor in (wrist) wearable devices for accurately and non-invasively continuous monitoring of core body temperature (CBT) for the early detection of health-related disorders

Objective

Wearable biosensor systems for fitness and health monitoring have become popular in the last years, however, there is no wearable technology available for accurately monitor core body temperature (CBT) to date. In consequence, gSKIN BodyTemp (gSKIN BT hereafter) project aims at providing the first thermal sensor for non-invasive, wireless and continuous CBT monitoring; also meeting size requirements to be integrated in wrist wearable devices. The invention relies on our patented heat flux technology, a cost-effective thermal sensor plus sophisticated machine learning algorithms allowing accurate (±0.2°C) and real-time CBT measurements for the first time on the wrist and under free living conditions. gSKIN BT will result on added value for high-quality wearables, improving healthcare and sport medicine by enabling ubiquitous CBT monitoring. Other valuable novelties are its reduced cost and lower energy consumption compared to the available options. These advantages make gSKIN BT a disruptive solution with great potential for commercial success in the growing wearables market (€123 B by 2026, CAGR 35%), representing a core source of growth for the company and consolidating our position in the thermal sensing sector. We will conduct a feasibility study and a business plan analyzing the technical, commercial and financial aspects required to ensure the market launch. Being CBT an important vital parameter involved in some of the biggest health issues (e.g. sleep disorders, Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases), gSKIN BT will be a great enabler for the necessary transformation towards a patient centred preventive health care system.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

GREENTEG AG
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000