ChemiSense, a start-up company based in Berkeley, Calif, will offer a new piece of technology that can help trace and detect the presence of chemicals from the air. The wearable sensor, which will be a wristband, will detect the presence of chemicals by using an intelligent air-sensing mechanism. The detection of toxic components may provide relief to patients with respiratory conditions, such as asthma.

The prototype sensor by ChemiSense grabs the data from the air around it, relays it to a smartphone app in real-time, and gives indications to the subject, therefore possibly becoming a valuable asset to people suffering from respiratory issues since they get automatically forewarned of the possible exposure, as indicated on a news report from the Khaleej Times.

The Khaleej Times news report notes that the company’s initial offering will be by the way of a wristband to help ascertain pockets with heightened levels of pollution and is positioned towards small children suffering from asthma.

The sensor presently has the ability to track chemical compounds, such as benzene, carbon monoxide, and several other compounds, and the company expects to have its prototype in the next 6 months.

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Source: Khaleej Times