Since MoboSens won the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project (WIP) in 2013, the startup has made huge progress developing its mobile phone sensor technology for water testing and expanding its uses even further. Mobosens has also partnered with major environmental organizations to apply its technology not only in the developing world, but also in the U.S. Midwest. Our blog post in August of 2014 detailed how far the company had come in only a year.
As we head into 2015, the company continues to make great strides to help enable citizen scientists around the world in their efforts for cleaner water. In the past six months, MoboSens designed, manufactured and tested its multiplexed water sensors for nitrate, nitride, ammonia and phosphate for mobile phones. The company also worked on improving the sensor storage condition in the sensor to prolong the sensor’s lifetime. In addition to these technology developments, MoboSens is gaining traction in mobile phone sensor use in the U.S. Midwest and is exploring the application of the company’s technology in the medical field. More