"A Denver startup whose technology transmits real-time data about the human body and other physical objects has garnered the attention — and money — of a California-based fuel supplier and retailer.
Cipher Skin Inc. said in a statement that Boyett Petroleum, based in Modesto, Calif., recently invested $1 million in its technology that is designed to monitor the flows in pipelines and detect leaks.
Company officials said a Cipher Skin sleeve wrapped around a pipe can remotely and continuously monitor what’s happening to the pipe. It can show if there are leaks, ruptures, vibrations, dislocations and monitor the flow of fluids.
A flexible mesh lattice enables sensors to cover the pipe’s surface and convey the data wirelessly to an application that gives a real-time 3D representation, the company said."