Head Of Research And Development, Pixie Scientific
Dr. Meek is the Head of Research and Development at Pixie Scientific. His research focuses on using colorimetric sensors in conjunction with mobile device cameras to create low-cost health monitoring tools. He received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT, where he designed a new class of near-infrared fluorescent dyes for in vivo imaging of beta-amyloid plaques. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, working on integrating highly ordered, porous, crystalline structures called Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) into new gas separation, photovoltaic, and radiation sensor technologies. Dr. Meek is also a Visiting Scholar at NYU, where he works closely with faculty in the Colloidal Synthesis Facility to develop novel passive colorimetric urinalysis reagents. He coordinates academic and industrial partnerships to bring these tools out of the laboratory and into the hands of clinicians and caregivers.
Diapers contain a wealth of information that we discard without a second thought. At Pixie Scientific we are developing tools to bring onboard diagnostic technology to incontinence products. This presentation will outline our work on incorporating urinalysis sensors into adult diapers and pads in order to help screen for urinary tract infections and dehydration. We will also discuss the expansion of this technology to other biological markers for disease and wellness monitoring.