rHEALTH Sensor Featured in NASA Spinoff Magazine

The rHEALTH Sensor was recently featured in the NASA Spinoff 2013 magazine.  This magazine features NASA-funded technologies that will be or are being commercialized in the near term.  In particular, it serves to highlight what NASA Administrator Charles Bolden calls “down-to-Earth benefits from space.”  The article highlights the importance of having an all-in-one health diagnosis technology that can analyze multiple different analytes and biomedical parameters.  Being able to do this as readily and simple as possible is the key to being able to perform this in space as well as well as remote and emergency settings on Earth.  “We are thrilled to be one of the select technologies featured in this prestigious publication.  NASA’s goals for developing a universal biomedical sensor pushed us to create innovations we didn’t think would be possible.  As one may imagine, the rHEALTH sensor has significant applications for space and terrestrial medicine,” said Eugene Y. Chan, MD, CEO of DMI.

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About NASA Spinoff

When spinoff products began to emerge from space technologies, NASA considered the possibility of an annual report to present at congressional budget hearings. The result was a black and white “Technology Utilization Program Report,” published in 1973, followed by another one in 1974.  Each year since, a new issue has highlighted the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector. The Agency distributes copies to members of Congress, the President, economic decision makers, company CEOs, academics, professionals in technology transfer, the news media, and the general public.

NASA’s Spinoff publication accomplishes several goals. First, it is a convincing justification for the continued expenditure of NASA funds. It serves as a tool to educate the media and the general public by informing them about the benefits and dispelling the myth of wasted taxpayer dollars. It reinforces interest in space exploration. It demonstrates the possibility to apply aerospace technology in different environments. It highlights the ingenuity of American inventors, entrepreneurs, and application engineers, and the willingness of a government agency to assist them. And finally, it continues to ensure global competitiveness and technological leadership by the United States.

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