Bonbouton is a New York City-based team of innovators working on inkjet-printed, low-cost graphene solutions. With technology licensed from the Stevens Institute of Technology, the company has emerged as an industry leader in microsensor technology, developing mechanically flexible and molecularly thin sensors for monitoring skin temperature with graphene oxide (GO).
Bonbouton brings modern scientific discoveries to consumer’s daily needs. Graphene, related to Nobel Prize in Physics 2010, has an extremely thin and high flexibility, electrical and thermal conductivity, regarded as promising as a substitute for silicon and precious metals due to its high chemical resistance and heat resistance.
Bonbouton has a patent on graphene thermal sensor, the first of its kind and ideally suited for use in textiles, using traditional apparel manufacturing and offering a very comfortably, hardly noticed.
Increasing medical expenses has become a social problem in the United States, and preventive medicine has attracted great interest as a means of solving the problem. Within the United States, 30 million people are suffering from diabetes, of which 70 000 people have discontinued lower limbs caused by diabetes.
Bonbouton is also a graduate of the largest acceleration program in NYC, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and Digital Health Breakthrough Network in New York City. Through this program, the company is conducting clinical trials with major hospitals in NYC.
Bonbouton creates wearable sensors for constant and wireless health monitoring. Bonbouton’s graphene oxide (GO) sensors deliver flexible, thin and comfortable solutions that detect a variety of pathophysiological developments – including fever, exhaustion and blister formation prior to diabetic foot ulcer development.
- Bonbouton is developing a platform that monitors early symptoms appearing in legs as a complication of diabetic type 2 patients with a shoe insole sensor and informs the patient through the application.
- Flexible graphene sensors with patented technology is expected to grow as a medtech, not only for foot care but also sensor application for general health care.