Please tell us a bit about the company and why you are at Sensors & Instrumentation 2018.
Zimmer & Peacock are primarily developers and manufacturers of bio and electrochemical sensors.
The whole idea of Zimmer & Peacock is that we think there's a big gap between academic research and actually getting products to market. So, we're taking academic ideas and collaborator's ideas, and actually getting them to market. That can be in the form of breath analysis technology, so monitoring patients, or it could be the monitoring of chili sauce hotness.
We've got quite a spectrum of things, but it's primarily about getting people's ideas to market.
Is there a particular product that you are showcasing today?
The product that we're showcasing is something called the Chili Pot Stove-o-Meter. It's the only sensor on the market for measuring the hotness of chili sauce. So, if you or food manufacturers want to know how hot a chili sauce is, whether it is mild, hot or extremely hot, then you can use this test.
I'm running it behind me at the moment and it takes about two minutes. It sends the results to your phone and saves so much time. It's much quicker than having to send a sample to the lab and wait for the results.
What makes your products unique?
Most people want to sell you something, but we actually want to make our customers money. It's a different philosophy, so our customers, for example Oxford University, the gain for them is that their technology and their research is on the market. They then get royalties from this and the opportunity to use their work in real-world applications.
What would you like to get out of the conference this year?
I want to meet interesting people with interesting ideas, and entrepreneurs who really want to go to market. I want to build my network and I want people to meet us. I want people to know that we're the best friend that they've never met.