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Personnel Borne Blast Dosimeter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92227
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-110-0276
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Simbex
10 Water Street Suite 410 Lebanon, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Personnel Borne Blast Dosimeter
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0018
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI (mTBI) resulting from direct impact or indirectly from blast waves represents a significant threat to personnel in combat or blast intensive training environments. Due to the complexity of brain injuries, onset of symptoms may not occur immediately or be initially identifiable, posing a potential threat to both the injured soldier and surrounding personnel. Direct measurement of key biomechanical head impact variables from these blasts or impacts in real combat situations has been significantly limited by the measurement, storage and power technologies available in the correct form factor. Furthermore, traditional approaches of data collection and post-processing are too limited (i.e. not enough memory, too large and expensive) and time consuming to provide clinically relevant information that can be used by medics for treatment decisions. The purpose of this SBIR proposal is to develop the Head Injury Dosimeter (HID) - a low-cost, retrofittable, unobstrusive, and fieldable solution for continuous monitoring and alerting of potentially injurious threats to the head from blasts or direct impacts.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Chu
President
6034482367
jchu@simbex.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Hays
Administrator
6034482367
thays@simbex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIMBEX
10 Water Street Suite 410 Lebanon, NH 03766

EIN/Tax ID: 582551796
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No