“At WearOptimo we see our role as helping to change the world,” Professor Kendall said.

An innovative, world-leading wearable health device will be produced in Queensland thanks to support by the Queensland Government.

The lifesaving medical technology developed by WearOptimo and backed by the Australian National University will improve the care of seriously ill patients.

The new technology is a wearable ‘sticker-like’ sensor that’s inexpensive, painless and gives fast and accurate results in real-time. The new technology can detect dehydration and could replace frequent blood testing for various diseases.

The project will establish a new manufacturing facility in Queensland that will be the only one of its kind in Australia.

WearOptimo will engage with local industry partners including to manufacture and supply electronic components, printed circuit boards, plastic parts, packaging, and the development of custom software and apps.

It is expected that more than 90 direct new high-value jobs will be created over 5 years with the potential for many more in the future.

Last updated: 28 December 2022