Apr. 20—A security-focused enterprise in Fairborn has received the 2022 Soin Award for Innovation.
The Dayton Space Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday introduced that Sentinel Occupational Security is that this 12 months’s Soin winner for its product known as “SafeGuard.”
“We’re proud to accomplice with the Soin household as soon as once more to acknowledge Dayton’s progressive enterprise group,” stated Chris Kershner, the chamber’s president and chief government. “Sentinel’s know-how has many purposes throughout a number of markets, and we imagine the additional growth of SafeGuard will result in alternative and progress within the Dayton area.”
Sentinel was spun off from Aptima, a Massachusetts firm with a big Dayton presence, in March 2020.
The native startup was shaped round a know-how which employs a mixture of wearable sensors, analytics and software program to observe the well being of colleagues and at-risk people in a wide range of conditions.
Sentinel launched as a collaboration between Aptima, the Air Power Analysis Laboratory (based mostly at Wright-Patterson Air Power Base), the Air Power Sustainment Middle, and Lockheed Martin, Zachary Kiehl, Sentinel CEO and co-founder, stated in a chamber announcement on the award.
“There was this concept that we may we use well being and security monitoring applied sciences to offer steady oversight of people in risk-laden environments — particularly confined areas,” Kiehl stated.
The know-how behind SafeGuard was the results of that preliminary inquiry, and as Division of Protection curiosity within the product grew, Kiehl stated he and his group noticed a definite alternative.
“Realizing that Aptima management was very approachable and devoted to innovation and commercialization, I stated, ‘Hey, I believe this know-how has plenty of potential within the industrial market, and I imagine we might be higher positioned to unlock this potential if we spun it off as its personal industrial enterprise,'” he stated.
Since these early days, Sentinel’s group has recognized three purposes for the know-how, the chamber stated.
SafeGuard is primarily marketed as a device for employee security, permitting one employee to observe one other.
The know-how gathers biometric and environmental info in actual time, utilizing that knowledge to find out whether or not an individual is at risk.
“Dayton is a hotbed for innovation and expertise, and that enables us to plant our roots right here and entice the kind of expertise we have to have success,” Kiehl stated. “
The Dayton Space Chamber of Commerce held its 116th annual assembly on the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Middle Wednesday morning.