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Wife’s severe morning sickness led scientist to develop wearable hydration monitor

Cork-based chemical engineer Paul McAleese hopes to bring device to market later this year

22nd April, 2018
Paul McAleese: ‘There are lots of other technologies out there, but they are not measuring hydration at a systematic level’ Picture: Cathal Noonan

A Cork-based chemical engineer is developing a wearable device to monitor hydration levels, with backing from state agency Enterprise Ireland.

Paul McAleese established Design to Value in Innishannon just over two years ago to fund the development of the monitor he hopes to bring to market later this year.

McAleese had worked for the British-owned pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for 12 years before striking out on his own, having developed a product-design methodology incorporating lean start-up practices.

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