Sempulse wins 2019 International Innovation Award for non-invasivevital signs sensor

Texas State University

Sempulse, a tenant of Texas State University’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park, has received the Innovation Award from the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) for developing a non-invasive vital signs sensor that adheres to the back of the ear and acquires patients’ five major vital signs.

            The annual award is given to a company within a university research park that is commercializing a substantial and meaningful technology.

            Sempulse moved into STAR Park in January of 2019 and has fully utilized the space to further its research.

            The device acquires cuffless blood pressure, pulse oximetry, heart rate, respiratory rate and core body temperature, plus GPS and related vital signs information. Originally developed for military triage, Sempulse technology can be applied in athlete performance training, mass casualty, telemedicine and more.

            AURP is the international industry organization representing university-driven research parks and innovation districts with approximately 200 members.

            “The award acknowledges that Sempulse is a technology that is needed and viable,” said Matt Barrera, director of medical operations for Sempulse and a Texas State alumni.

            For more information about Sempulse, visit or watch this video.

            Sempulse is the second company at STAR Park to win the AURP Innovation Award. In 2017, Paratus Diagnostics was recognized for developing a point-of-care diagnostic platform to detect infectious disease pathogens.

            About STAR Park

            The Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is Texas State University’s 58-acre research park dedicated to collaboration with industry, government laboratories and nonprofit research institutions to accelerate innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit

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