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Personal Area Network for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68269
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0442
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aware, Inc.
40 Middlesex Turnpike Bedford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Personal Area Network for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0019
Award Amount: $119,988.00
 

Abstract:

We describe an effort to design and implement a reliable, secure, medium-bandwidth wireless personal area network (WPAN) that supports routine, continuous ambulatory physiological status monitoring of physically active warfighters. This proposal primarily addresses the development of a Warfighter Physiological Monitoring System, or WPSM, wireless sensor PAN. The WPAN supports the WPSM mission of continuous physiological data acquisition and real-time health, performance, and injury classification. Enabled by the WPAN, the WPSM comprises a light-weight, robust, self-contained body-worn, or "wearable," system for monitoring such physiological parameters as heat, hydration, fatigue, and injury, Further, the WPAN enables the WPSM to provide early-warning indicators of exposure to biological/chemical weapons and pathogens. Finally, the WPAN enables the WPSM to enhance individual performance, improve planning and team-level situational awareness, and improve combat casualty care. The WPAN would be useful in general commercial environments, where team members collaborate and cooperate to accomplish a task. Furthermore, the WPAN would be useful in hazardous environments, where safety workers must operate to aid others in peril.

Principal Investigator:

Richard DeVaul
Chief Techncial Officer
7816429622
rich@awaretechs.com

Business Contact:

John Carlton-Foss
President and CEO
7816429622
sahill@awaretechs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AWARE, INC.
338 Conant Rd Weston, MA 02493

EIN/Tax ID: 300169863
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No