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Special Operations Forces Combatant Motion Recording and Biofeedback

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Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
503 1/2 6th Street, Ste. 5 Rapid City, SD 57701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Special Operations Forces Combatant Motion Recording and Biofeedback
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: USZA22-03-P-0028
Award Amount: $98,254.00


"Qualvox's FreeMotion Trainer will integrate advances in accelerometers, magneto-resistive sensors, rechargeable battery technology, low-power processors, and high-density memory devices roviding a motion analysis system with superior performance,reliability and usefulness. The system will consist of: sixteen sensor modules located on target body segments and one processor board all packaged in a low-profile bodysuit. The FreeMotion Trainer's high sampling rates and long record times will allow newinsight into human motion in many different applications. A key innovation enabling these capabilities is our adaptive sample rate algorithm that will automatically switch to a high sample rate when impact threats are exhibited, thereby preserving theoperational battery life and memory resources for longer periods. The combination of these technologies will provide a system that has a maximum sample rate of 2000 Hz and a continuous operational life of 24 hours at a minimum sample rate of 60 Hz. TheFreeMotion Trainer will have a number of applications, such as sports medicine, sports equipment development, insurance, occupational and physical therapy, fraud detection in worker's compensation claims, automotive crash research and pain and sufferingmeasurement for personal injury suits. For example, the sensor suit and biofeedback system could potentially be used in the study of occupational injuries due to strenuous lifting and other manual ma

Principal Investigator:

James P. Brunsch Jr.

Business Contact:

James P. Brunsch Jr.
Small Business Information at Submission:

Qualvox Corp.
503 1/2 6th Street, Ste. 5 Rapid City, SD 57701

EIN/Tax ID: 460463377
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No