Hydration Biosensor

Nix has developed a sweat-based biometric sensor to monitor hydration levels for athletes, soldiers, and laborers for whom maintaining optimal hydration is critical to their safety as well as physical and cognitive performance. Our materials science approach gives rise to several key product benefits:



  • Scientific

    Evaluates the biomarkers in your sweat, like a portable lab without the needles.

  • Personalized

    Analyzes your sweat moment-to-moment, not a general calculation.

  • Actionable

    Quantifies when, what, and how much to drink in real-time during your workout.

  • Convenient

    Integrates with your phone, sport watch or bike computer. Lightweight and easy to use.

Technology Platform

Nix is leveraging bioinspired engineering and materials science to develop its consumer diagnostic platform for a range of meaningful, actionable applications. Nix’s sensor platform measures subtle changes in biomarkers present in body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, urine, breast milk, and saliva. Our technology can be chemically tuned to respond to a wide range of environmental and biological stimuli, which supports several other uses in consumer diagnostic applications.

Strategically, Nix is dedicated to developing its single-use sensing platform for applications that address real consumer needs, by providing actionable information, in the moment that a decision needs to be made – and for which the solution is readily available. Starting with hydration and expanding from there to skin care, oral health, neonatal nutrition, and more, Nix continues to build its pipeline of biometric sensors through proprietary and partnered programs, for three types of use cases:

  • One-time assessments for solution personalization
  • Continuous sensing for optimization
  • Repeat use for ongoing monitoring