About

Sidney Primas is a graduate student at MIT within the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC). His research focuses on systems that bring lab-based urine tests to the point-of-care. He is currently developing a device that performs automated microscopic urine screening at clinical levels of accuracy.  

Prior to MIT, Sidney led the Health Sensor Team at Jawbone, where he productized the bioimpedance sensor currently in the UP3 and UP4 wearable products. Jawbone’s bioimpedance sensor - the first of its kind in a commercial product - detects heart rate, respiration and galvanic skin response by measuring impedances of body tissue at the wrist. He led the sensor development from R&D prototypes through clinical trials to full-scale production in China.

Sidney graduated with a BSE from Duke University, where he dual majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He attended Duke on a full-ride scholarship from the Disney Foundation awarded to one student from the US each year.