In simple terms, imagine a sponge that absorbs the target gas. Then picture a scale that measures the increased weight of the sponge.
Our sensor uses porous materials (molecular sponge) called Metal-organic Frameworks and a quartz resonant mass transducer (scale).
Tens of thousands of uniquely ‘tunable’ configurations enable the MOF molecular sponge to absorb a specific gas.
Today, building heating and air-conditioning systems are controlled by simple thermostats. However, activating ventilation based on indoor carbon dioxide levels can save up to 60% on building energy costs. The problem is that the high cost and calibration needs of existing sensors limit adoption.
Methane is the primary component of the natural gas that powers your kitchen stove. Methane leaks in our natural gas distribution system present a significant public safety risk.
First responders tasked with providing for public safety often work in a hazardous environment. Elevated health risks that firefighters face including cancer are well documented.
Matrix Sensors is a technology spinout from Stanford and UCLA. We are funded by venture capital with additional funding from government grants. Our mission is to democratize air quality sensors for a cleaner, healthier, and safer world. Want to learn more? Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you.
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