Dr. Culpepper will be providing critical strategic science and engineering guidance, as part of Cipher Skin’s rapid R&D and product development activities.
Based on a groundbreaking sensor technology, embedded in garments, Cipher Skin has been revolutionizing the way data – on the human body or any other physical object – is collected, reported, analyzed, and monitored. The potential of Cipher Skin’s technology truly lies in the unique data sets that it generates: the users now have access to gapless, authentic data that can be used for the prediction of any functional and structural failures.
The company has designed and put into market key, innovative solutions:
- The BioSleeve – a smart compression sleeve designed as a digital tool for physical therapists, trainers, and athletes in the rehab and return-to-play process. Practitioners can visualize, via an app, real-time complex motion of their client’s knees and arms in three dimensions. They can now rely on fully automated range of motion tests, with the guarantee of precise, objective data.
- The Pipe Sleeve – a sleeve designed for remote, real-time pipeline asset integrity monitoring, including leak and flow detection. Cipher Skin is currently partnering with major U.S. Oil & Gas companies.
Phillip Bogdanovich, Cipher Skin’s Co-Founder and CEO, said: “We are moving fast; the team doubled in size over the past six months and we are quickly entering the market. Our technology opens up a thrilling world of possibilities, which means new, exciting technical challenges. With an impressive background in precision measurement, mechanical and electrical engineering, Dr. Martin Culpepper will be a valuable resource for our company, as part of a trusted, long-term partnership.”
As the recipient of an NSF Presidential Early Career Award, two R&D 100 awards, a TR100 award, and a Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award, Dr. Culpepper, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, does not need any introduction. He seems, indeed, the perfect fit for Cipher Skin’s challenges.
Dr. Culpepper is excited about this partnership: “Cipher Skin’s technology has tremendous potential. The market opportunities are vast. From a science perspective, many possibilities are still to be exploited. The Cipher Skin’s team is solving highly specific problems – only a few people in this world can unlock the full capacities of this technology, and the team is one of them. As an Engineering Advisor, I cannot wait to help develop the unique solution they are working on.”
Dr. Culpepper will provide strategic advice on engineering and product development, as well as insights about fundamental principles relating to Cipher Skin’s technology.
Bogdanovich added: “We are honored to start this promising partnership. Our $5 million fundraise – which we are about to close – will bring new challenges that we cannot wait to tackle together.”
About Cipher Skin
Cipher Skin Inc, www.cipherskin.com, is a Colorado-based company that revolutionizes the way data – on the human body or any physical object – is collected, reported, analyzed, and monitored. Our goal is to provide users with gapless, authentic data that matters most. Cipher Skin has developed a groundbreaking technology – a cloud-connected sensor mesh, embedded in garments, that measures critical vital signs and tracks movement in three dimensions, creating the Digital Mirror™ of the wearer. Unlimited access to authentic data opens up an exciting world of possibilities to decode human performance and predict injuries and points of failure on any human body or object. With genuine and useful data, Cipher Skin truly empowers its users to achieve ultimate performance. Cipher Skin is on the way to disrupt a $700 billion market size including healthcare remote monitoring as well as oil and gas monitoring.