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Portable Medical Recorder

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 08-015
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
MagiQ Technologies, Inc.
11 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Portable Medical Recorder
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0208
Award Amount: $749,929.00


In order to actively reduce the ambient noise and retain vocal recording clarity of medical personnel in a military operations environment, MagiQ proposes a innovative multi-stage noise cancellation scheme and a passive memory transfer concept in Phase II for the SB082-015 Portable Medical Recorder. The recorder will record the information in the battlefield and detachable memory media can be used as the information carrier. A general purpose computer in the hospital (or on the transport vehicle, e.g. ambulance, helicopter, etc.) can be used as the advanced processing platform to execute all advanced tasks, such as noise cancellation, speech enhancement, user interface and infrastructure interface. This cost effective arrangement will provide not only a reliable information transfer scheme but also a flexible noise cancellation implementation platform. Our approach has the following features: 1. Simple and elegant information transferring scheme using industry standard data storage components; 2. Retention of vocal recording clarity by using advanced noise reduction techniques; 3. Compact physical size, less than the size of handheld cellular phone; 4. More than 24 hours recording duration; can be longer with batteries replacement; 5. Minimum mechanical moving parts to increase device reliability; 6. Interfaces with other data infrastructures (BMIS/AHLTA, etc).

Principal Investigator:

Audrius Berzanskis

Business Contact:

Andrew Hammond
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

MagiQ Technologies, Inc.
11 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 134069784
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No