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Neurological Head Simulator for In-the-Field EEG Recordings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4753
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-066
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Neurological Head Simulator for In-the-Field EEG Recordings
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0177
Award Amount: $368,522.00
 

Abstract:

Neuroscience is rapidly expanding beyond its traditional role in the clinic to a practical method of evaluating cognitive performance in the field. The transition of clinical neuroscience tools into operational environments is of particular interest to the military due to the need for soldiers to perform increasingly complex tasks under extremely difficult conditions. Successful transition into operational environments hinges on the ability to obtain high quality electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings in the presence of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other physiologic artifacts in a manner that is comfortable and compatible with personal protective equipment. Quantitative analysis of EEG can be used to determine concentration, fatigue, and excessive workload provided that high quality, artifact-free signals can be recorded. The adverse nature of the environment, combined with the relatively low amplitude of EEG signals, necessitates the use of head simulators to evaluate different recording systems, signal processing methodologies, and the impact of environmental conditions before collection of operational recordings from soldiers. This project aims to develop a head simulator capable of providing realistic EEG recordings in a wide variety of operational conditions.

Principal Investigator:

David Kynor
Prinicpal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
dbk@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No