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Personal Hydration Monitor System

Personal Hydration Monitor System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77343
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-165-1469
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Personal Hydration Monitor System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0027
Award Amount: $729,994.00
 

Abstract:

Dehydration is one of the most subtle and dangerous threats facing soldiers in the field. In Phase I of the Personal Hydration Monitor (PHM) project, IEM demonstrated the feasibility of a micro-scale Hydration Monitoring Tag (HMT) for attachment to a tooth to monitor hydration through a unique MEMS osmolality sensor, wirelessly transferring this data to a Data Collection and Relay Unit (DCRU) which would analyze the data, alert the soldier to dangerous conditions, and relay the data to a Central Monitoring Station (CMS) which would track the condition of multiple soldiers. In Phase II International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM) will develop working prototypes of the PHM suitable for Army use and development to a deployable system, focusing on the unique microelectronics for micro-scale multisensor-capable (obvious candidate sensors include temperature, "man down", and biochemical monitors) wireless sensor tags for the HMT, with an accurate and reliable MEMS sensor, anti-fouling designs to permit in-mouth operation for extended periods (many months or even years), innovative MEMS-based energy storage technology to support this operation, and reliable and user-friendly wireless data collection and user-interface technology.. IEM will be assisted in this task by Dr. James Castracane of Albany Nanotechnology and Benjamin Park of Carbon Micro-Battery.

Principal Investigator:

Zack Mian
President/CEO
5184495504
zack786@nycap.rr.com

Business Contact:

Shannon Hinckley
Office Manager
5184495504
shannon@iem.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC MACHINES
60 Fourth Avenue Albany, NY 12202

EIN/Tax ID: 222865038
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No