W.L. Gore and Associates announced that it has forged a partnership with digital health startup Bonbouton to create advanced sensor technology to develop better smart fabrics and digital health applications.
The agreement will focus on collaborative research in temperature sensing materials to enable future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health, chronic care management and smart fabrics.
“Bonbouton is an ideal partner. Its technology shows enormous potential for expanding Gore materials into digital health applications and other markets,” Paul Campbell, co-leader of Gore’s Innovation Center, said in a press release. “Bonbouton is widely and well regarded for its potential in graphene as a sensing modality. We look forward to collaborating with them both from a research and business standpoint.”
Bonbouton currently develops inkjet-printed, low-cost graphene temperature sensors that are mechanically flexible and molecularly thin. They are ideal sensors for monitoring skin temperature using graphene oxide.
“Our work with Gore, and specifically the Innovation Center, is an exciting development. Its materials and expertise are what will allow us to improve on existing technology and take development to the next level,” Linh Le, CEO and founder of Bonbouton, said. “Gore is known for a science-backed approach to comfort and wearability. Coupled with its collaborative resources and exploratory mindset, this makes Gore a model partner.”