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Start-up Halo schedules hydration monitor for early 2016 launch

Steve Rogerson
September 8, 2015
 
Michigan-based technology start-up Halo Wearables is set to release its non-invasive hydration monitoring wearable early next year.
 
The device, called the Halo H1, is a wearable that monitors the user’s hydration level using proprietary optical and electrical sensing technology. These sensors track trending interstitial fluid levels in the body, in addition to sodium-potassium ratios in the blood plasma, to determine the user’s state of hydration.
 
“This technology has far-reaching implications,” said Fred Calero, co-founder and CEO at Halo. “Heat-related illnesses plague multiple sectors, from amateur and professional athletes, to industrial workers in extreme heat conditions. With this technology we now have the ability to provide real-time, actionable insight into the human body that’s never been available before.”
 
The company develops non-invasive sensing technologies for athletics, occupational health and safety, consumer fitness, and military applications. The focus for the H1 will be the team sports market, as well as industrial workplace settings that experience extreme heat conditions such as the construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries.
 
Throughout the development of the H1, Halo consulted with multiple athletic trainers and sports scientists at the professional and collegiate levels, as well as health and safety leaders at manufacturing companies.
 
“The demand for this technology has been overwhelming,” said Trevor Calero, co-founder and head of business development and marketing at Halo. “There’s a huge need for real-time hydration monitoring, and nothing exists today that can even come close to what we’re offering.”
 
The H1, scheduled for an early 2016 release, will not be made available to the public. However, Halo is working on a wearable device that will specifically target the consumer fitness market.