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Diver Health Monitoring System (DHMS)

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Diver Health Monitoring System (DHMS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0678
Award Amount: $491,377.00


Divers operate in a hostile environment that is physically stressful and mentally demanding. They must also function autonomously as communications are very limited during the dive. Each diver must be responsible for his/her own safety, as well as accomplishment of mission objectives. For some time, dive computers have been used to monitor dive profiles (depth and dive duration) and equipment (tank pressure and gas mixture). However, divers have no tools for monitoring the most critical determinant of their safety and effectiveness--their body. The goal of this project is the development of a Diver Health Monitoring System (DHMS). The DHMS will provide the Navy with a powerful capability for real-time monitoring of the electrocardiogram and other key physiological parameters during diving. The system will evolve the concept of the current dive computer into a physiological monitor capable of measuring the diver's critical "vital signs" and ultimately predict impending problems (e.g., hypothermia and excessive fatigue).

Principal Investigator:

David Kynor
Principal Engineer

Business Contact:

James Barry
Principal Engineer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Research Foundation at SUNY
U Buffalo Dept of SPS
402 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Contact: Martina Tsai
Contact Phone: (716) 645-5000
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university