Demand for wearables continues to grow. However, current sensors only provide limited accuracy in terms of the data that is recorded. They are also associated with other drawbacks: electrodes with gel application might cause skin irritation when the gel dries out and can leave marks on the skin.
IDUN Technologies has been working on the advancement of these sensors. The spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has developed an innovative biosensor for wearable devices. Based on silicone materials with conductive particles, these electrodes are flexible and soft, providing clinical grade signal quality without the use of a conductive gel, the company reveals. Their surface mimics the structure of grasshopper’s feet to allow for glue-free adhesion. The biosensors can be used in a wide range of applications such as the monitoring of underwater sports or long-term cardiac activity.
IDUN Technologies has now completed the first financing round, as was reported in a startupticker.ch article. It has surpassed its investment goal and according to Simon Bachmann, CEO and co-founder of IDUN Technologies, the amount will be sufficient to complete the industrialisation and bring the first product to the market.