Tech ID: 21-034

Inventor: Dr. Nosang Myung

Date Added: May 11, 2021


A sensor-based monitoring and assessment via remote telemetry and wearables for augmentation of tactical care and health


Technology Summary

Wearable technology is one of the fastest growing markets in the last decade. In the US in 2020, 1 in every 18 people owns a wearable device. Systems that monitor the conditions of the wearer and the environment are especially important to the military, who can use this technology to improve mission effectiveness and safety. However, few technologies are resilient enough to withstand the extreme conditions that the military often operates in. Furthermore, current technologies do not offer a wide array of sensors for the detection of environmental and wearer conditions, limiting their scope of use. Technologies that do have a wide array of sensors may overwhelm the user with data, failing to prioritize the most useful metrics.

Researchers at University of Notre Dame have developed SMARTWATCH, a smartwatch platform that meets the most demanding requirements. The highly customizable sensor arrays will ensure that the wearer can monitor the most useful conditions for every mission. Rugged construction using small, lightweight sensors and durable housing materials will enable this technology to perform well in extreme conditions.

Market Advantages

  • A high-density nano-enabled sensor array allows for sensitive and low-cost measurements of breath and sweat
  • More rapid screening of biomarkers
  • Provides an affordable and frequent monitoring of warfighter health conditions

Market Opportunities

  • Global wearable technology market: $20.64 billion in 2019, projected to grow at CAGR at 19.6%
  • Military smartwatch industry

Technology Readiness Level

  • TRL 4 – Lab Validation

Intellectual Property Status





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