CNSI Incubator Participant Milo Sensors Awarded NIH Prize
Santa Barbara tech startup, Milo Sensors, Inc., wins 2nd place and $100,000 in National Institutes of Health’s challenge to design and produce a low profile, wearable blood alcohol sensor.
Milo was selected out of a nationwide pool by the National Institutes Health and, specifically, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, based on the evaluation of numerous criteria including accuracy, reliability, design appeal, and function.
Milo's wrist-worn biometric sensor was developed to provide an accurate and affordable means for anyone to continuously track their blood alcohol level without the need to blow into a breathalyzer or take a blood test. Users will be able to receive real-time, customizable notifications via a smartphone app that is paired with the dime-sized sensor.
Evan Strenk, CEO said, “The Challenge Prize Award is a tremendous validation of our technology, and is a big step toward our goal of helping people make more informed decisions while drinking.”
Milo Sensors, Inc. was founded in 2015 by Evan Strenk, Bob Lansdorp, and Netz Arroyo in Santa Barbara, CA. Milo’s mission is to provide health insights by developing biometric sensors for continuous, non-invasive detection of target molecules through the skin.