Industrial Hygiene Sampling Belt

Opportunity

Available for Licensing

IP Status

US Design Patent: US D812344

US Utility Patent Pending

Inventor

William Brazille

Technology Overview

At Colorado State University, a new Sampling Belt was developed that allows the wearer the flexibility to obtain more than one sample at a time (Figure 1). Further the belt was designed such that sampling pouches may be interchanged, depending on which measurements are needed, and therefore the various sampling modalities can be customized to each individual wearer.

For example, the sampling belt may include three pouches for a high-flow industrial hygiene pump, a low flow pump, and a personal noise dosimeter.

This new sampling system allows for the user to create a customizable belt, all the while the various samplers are located behind the wearer, allowing for increased movement while wearing the system.

Licensing Director

Steve Foster
Steve.Foster@colostate.edu
970-491-7100

Reference No.: 16-051

Background

Industrial hygiene, also known as occupational hygiene, involves the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of hazards from work activities that may result in injury, illness, or otherwise affect the well being of workers. Industrial hygiene is thus both preventative and occupational in nature, being that the focus is on preventing industrial disease, through risk management, exposure assessment, and industrial safety. With nearly 8,000 industrial hygienists in the United State alone, there is a great need to such a product as this.

The problem is that current state of the art wearable sampling systems hinder work or are bothersome to workers while performing their activities. Further, many systems limit the ability to obtain more than one sample at a time

 

Benefits
  • User-configured sampling belt – can hold multiple pumps
  • Significantly less bulky than current vest systems
  • Industrial health is a growing industry

Last updated on October 7, 2019.