TechConnect Innovation Program

MicroLife

Tufts University, MA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A miniature NIR spectroscope that allows for measurement of optical parameters of tissue and determination of the absolute values of biological chromophores. Instrument miniaturization and wireless capability enable the design of a portable instrument for monitoring of subject's brain activity during motor tasks and use in out‐patient applications.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Conventional oximeter instruments use bulky, power-hungry components that are not suited for miniaturization to enable device portability. The MicroLife instrument integrates complex signal detection, processing, and low-power digitization on a single piece of silicon using microchip fabrication technology. MicroLife will offer significant reduction in cost, power consumption, and overall size.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 16M - 16T

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners