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Profusa to Present at DARPA D60 Symposium

Profusa Software and Systems Lead, Kevin Zhao, has been selected to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) 60th Anniversary Symposium (D60) as a DARPA Riser. The D60 Symposium takes place from September 5-7 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

DARPA hand-selected 50 early-career scientists and engineers identified as possible future industry leaders with expertise that could be important to national security. As one of the hand-selected DARPA Risers, Zhao has the distinguished honor of presenting a poster presentation to a panel of DARPA Program Managers on the current and future military applications of Profusa’s wireless sensing system. These applications include medical-grade remote monitoring of vital signs, pilot hypoxia and real-time point-of-care treatments.

The three-day D60 Symposium will host more than 1,500 forward-thinking scientists, engineers and innovators to share ideas and discuss how DARPA has shaped, and continues to shape, breakthrough technologies. Through lively keynote presentations, themed breakout sessions and onsite networking events, DARPA aims to inspire attendees to explore future technologies and their potential application to tomorrow’s technical and societal challenges.

In 2016, DARPA and the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) awarded Profusa a $7.5 million dollar grant to develop the company’s implantable biosensors for the simultaneous, continuous monitoring of multiple body sensors. Over the past few years, Profusa has focused research and product development on providing real-time monitoring of a combat soldier’s health status to improve mission efficiency and overall performance. Profusa is proud to partner with DARPA to create breakthrough technologies and capabilities for our national security.

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