New monitoring device will help protect workers in hazardous conditions

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New monitoring device will help protect workers in hazardous conditions

LaBelle ExposureTrack

ASU biomedical engineer Jeffrey La Belle’s research is driving development of a new mobile monitor to protect people working in potentially hazardous environments. Photo: Jessica Slater/ASU

Posted September 4, 2013

Jeffrey La Belle’s Biosensor Lab at Arizona State University is leading research behind development of a health and environmental monitoring device designed for emergency first-responders and people who work in places with hazardous substances and materials.

La Belle is an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

In collaboration with InXsol, a Phoenix-based e-learning and simulation development company, La Belle is working on the product called ExposureTrack.

Using technology similar to a smart phone, the device will provide information about workers’ level of exposure to materials that could pose health and safety risks.

The venture has recently been awarded Phase 1 funding through the Small Business Innovation Research program of the National Institute of Environmental Heath Sciences.

According to an InXsol news release, ExposureTrack will provide “data fusion and visualizations of an exposure activity stream transcript, which includes environmental and health surveillance data.”

In the second phase of the product’s development,  La Belle and the company will complete design and begin manufacture of the portable, wearable device, and then launch commercialization efforts.

Media Contact
Joe Kullman, joe.kullman@asu.edu
(480) 965-8122
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

 

 

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Joe Kullman

Before coming to ASU in 2006 as the first senior media relations officer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Joe had worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: joe.kullman@asu.edu | (480) 965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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