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Low-Power, Non-Invasive Physiological Sensors for Remote Usage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 33020
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10960 North Stallard Place
Tucson, AZ 85737
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tapesh Yadav
 (520) 575-1354
Business Contact
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Research Institution

The proposed program focuses on developing low-power sensors that are (1) sensitive, (2) robust, (3) non-invasive, (4) light, and (5) small for remote physiological monitoring. Existing sensors require excessive battery power, are unacceptabley slow in response times, and bulky. Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC) will develop and demonstrate sensors based on nanostructured mixed oxides that overcome the limitations of existing technology. The Phase I effort will establish the proof-of-concept, Phase II will optimize and field test the sensor with lead customers, and Phase III will commercialize the sensor to niche markets. Anticipated Military Benefits/Potential Commercial Applications of the Research or Development: The proposed sensor would help the military in combat casualty care and in remote monitoring of a soldier's health. Commercial applications include neonatal care of premature babies, adult intesive care, monitoring patients during anesthesia, civilian emergency trauma care particularly in remote settings, and diagnostic screening of early diseases and pathology.

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