Hazardous gas detection in the military.

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Mobile and tough: our technology could save the lives of military personnel in the field, through the rapid and better detection of hazardous agents.

Existing methods of detection in the military are too slow to prevent fatality or injury in the field or are not accurate.

Future MEMS sensors in a hand-held or wearable device could have numerous potential applications in the defence industry.

How?

  • Military personnel would be better able to monitor threats by detecting nerve agents or explosives and make quick, strategic decisions to avert disaster, protecting themselves and civilians from harm or death.
  • In any military or defence environment, an area or building could be detected for contamination and enable on-the-spot analyses that quickens the time to remediate.

In-field measurement for agribusiness.

Easy to use, with low to no power necessary, our technologies could improve crop yields.

The United Nations projects that about 80% of future growth in crop production will come from yield advancements. Research indicates that fertiliser is responsible for approximately half of all crop production on a global basis.

Future MEMS sensors in a hand-held device or smartphone could have numerous potential applications for food and agriculture.

How?

  • Evaluation of the grain composition (e.g. proteins) before mixing, milling, exporting or processing can increase margins.
  • Fertiliser companies could benefit from increased sales by better knowing their customer base through more accurate data analytics.

Factory process production.

Real-time information for improved plant productivity through more extensive and better detection could strengthen process controls.

When the composition of substances or materials requires analysis, real-time feedback at the production plant takes the analysis out of the lab and in-line.

Future MEMS sensors in a hand-held device or smartphone could have numerous potential applications in industrial processes.

How?

  • The composition of substances could be analysed at the plant instead of in the laboratory, saving time and improving efficiency on production lines.
  • Employees in industrial settings could wear gas sensors that better detect dangerous substances and protect them from harmful exposure.

Hand-held medical diagnoses.

The stretched medical profession and patients could benefit from the early detection capability of our technologies, which offer a broad range of medical applications.

Future MEMS sensors in a hand-held device or smartphone could have numerous potential applications in the medical industry.

How?

  • Doctors could detect some types of lung cancer from a person’s breath.
  • Doctors could scan moles for melanomas without having to send patients for scans.
  • Diabetics could wear a micro device that would read and analyse their blood sugar levels in a non-invasive way.