Robust Conformal Dry Electrodes for Skin Patch Electronic Sensor Systems
Award last edited on: 5/23/2022

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Principal Investigator
Madhu Stemmermann

Company Information

SunRay Scientific LLC (AKA: Sunray Scientific Inc)

400 Broadway Avenue Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ 07740
   (732) 443-4807
Location: Single
Congr. District: 06
County: Monmouth

Phase I

Contract Number: FA8649-22-P-0343
Start Date: 11/2/2021    Completed: 2/1/2022
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Wearable sensors provide superior warfighter protection by enabling real-time and continuous monitoring of the warfighterÂ’s health, geolocation, and the presence of biological and chemical threats. Effective wearable sensing solutions need to be lightwei...

Phase II

Contract Number: FA8649-22-P-1051
Start Date: 7/19/2022    Completed: 10/25/2023
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Low noise, high quality, soft dry electrodes are urgently needed for long-term, continuous physiological monitoring. The USAF has a need for dry electrode materials incorporated into flight suits allowing for the monitoring of airmen during flight to maintain awareness and to respond in real-time to critical physiological events. Other skin patch sensors are required to track wound healing using pH and temperature as biomarkers. Commercially, high-end dry electrode materials will be used for diagnostic and monitoring medical patches and for flexible, wearable electronics. This includes long?term electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring that increases the accuracy and sensitivity of detecting persistent and transient abnormalities in heart rate variability and heart rate dynamics and allows discrimination between the two types of abnormalities. This Phase ll research project will develop new materials to be fabricated into a wearable, lightweight, and conformal dry electrode for skin patch electronic sensor systems. The materials must avoid the problems with current technology – skin irritation of a wet electrode during long term use and/or the requirement of pressure when using a metallic electrode. Performance testing and durability will determine which formulation(s) will go onto further development.