is on the move in TechTown
, hiring one and plans to hire two more right away.
Among the positions the Wayne State University spin-off is looking to fill is for an engineer. Adding these positions will up the 4-year-old start-up’s staff to about 15 people and the occasional intern with plans to hire more in the near future. Making this possible is the work that has been done over the company’s short life-span.
"Several of the research & development projects are maturing into actual products," says Gregory Auner, chief technology officer with Visca and professor at Wayne State University.
Visca specializes in developing and commercializing micro sensors. The micro sensors can be used for a number of purposes, such as creating a smart dipstick that measures auto oil levels or monitoring shipping containers to see if they have been tampered with.
The U.S. Department of Defense is looking at the possibility of using them in soldier's helmets. There they could help measure the seriousness of injuries and possibly to sports and construction helmets, too.
Source: Gregory Auner, chief technology officer with Visca and professor at Wayne State University
Writer: Jon Zemke