We specialise in the development of custom fibre optic sensing systems based on the needs of customers.
Arkwright Technologies Pty Ltd was incorporated in May 2015 by Professor John Arkwright. Shortly after incorporation, the Company was granted full rights by the CSIRO to commercialise innovative Fibre Optic Manometry (FOM) Catheter technology developed by Professor Arkwright and colleagues during his time working for the CSIRO.
The innovation brings together photonics and micro-fabrication capabilities in a platform technology that can be applied to a range of pressure measurement applications. Our proprietary transducer designs provide very high sensitivity in an exceptionally small package. They allow for inherently temperature-insensitive measurement of pressure and force, and can be configured to fit into complex and convoluted structures.
Human gastro-intestinal (GI) diagnostics is the first product application to be developed. Sales of prototype catheters and complete manometry systems have been made to colonic research specialists, mainly been in Australia and New Zealand. This has resulted in the GI FOM system being clinically tested in over 130 patients and volunteers with results widely published in leading medical journals specialising in gastroenterology.
Our devices are now being developed for other industries such as aerospace, infrastructure monitoring, and defence.