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Isle-based Hoana aims to adapt its medical tech for car seats

  • DENNIS ODA / 2009

    A monitor attached to a special bed coverlet, created by Honolulu-based Hoana Medical Inc., records the heart rate and respiration of a hospital patient. The company is seeking to adapt its technology for car seats.

Six months ago the vital signs of local biometric technology firm Hoana Medical Inc. were not good. The company filed for bankruptcy, weighed down by a lack of cash and $7.3 million of debt. But now the firm has hitched itself to the automotive industry to pull off a financial turnaround. Read more

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