BOYDSense is developing small, portable devices to non-invasively measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
VOCs are a large group of carbon-based molecules that are in a gas phase at room temperature. These molecules are everywhere: in the food and beverages we consume, in the air we breathe, and in the breath we exhale. Molecules in our breath carry a wealth of information about our bodies and our biology.
VOC detection is a well-established practice in the lab, but typically requires large, dedicated equipment and a controlled testing environment. We are miniaturizing this technology, tuning it for gas compounds in breath, and bringing it to the market through a combination of custom hardware, software, and services.
Our sensors, based on MEMS technology and gas sensing analytics, are small enough that they can be embedded in dedicated handheld devices as well as devices that already surround our everyday lives.
We are developing advanced technologies that capture, identify and analyze molecule prints and allow effective data collection and analytics in order to deliver near real-time information to consumers. These technologies stem from our parent company Alpha MOS, which has 25 years of expertise in sensor and gas analysis.
The platform uses predictive algorithms and sensors tuned to extract the biosignature from the inherent noise and confounding factors found in breath. The resulting information can be used to transform these simple and non-invasive measurements into actionable information. This information empowers consumers to take their health and well-being into their own hands, equipped with the data to know how their behavior is affecting their biology and vital signs.
Our gas sensing technology and analytics can be applied to many healthcare and wellness applications, including chronic care management, disease detection, and fitness.