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Thermal Insulation, Vibration Mitigation and Pressure Injury Reduction for Casualties

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0982
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0138
Amount: $249,923.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-03
Small Business Information
915 S Orleans Ave
Tampa, FL 33606-1111
United States
DUNS: 080809605
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Spence
 (813) 777-0172
Business Contact
 James Kerr
Phone: (813) 831-0180
Research Institution
 The Ohio State University
 Steven Lavender
292 Baker Systems, 1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

 (614) 292-9980
 Nonprofit College or University

Bloodstone objectives are to develop mitigating technologies to reduce the risk of hypothermia, vibration, blood loss, and pressure wounds during air transportation of the injured war fighter. Hypothermia mitigation- Introduction of this lightweight air-filled mattress has already been shown through research to improve on the perfonnance of cun-ently hypothennia systems. The Xtract® Insulate Air Mattress achieves this by providing a water impenneable, insulation barrier between the casualty and the cold surface that the casualty is laid on. Vibration Mitigation - The Xtract® Insulate Air Mattress reduces the magnitude of vibration passed through the mattress to a casualty. Pressure lnju1y Reduction- The Xtract® Insulate Air Mattress distributes the casualty's weight more evenly due to the design, that conforms to the patient. By distributing the casualty's weight the pressure on any one area is reduced. The design allows air to flow more easily which reduces moisture build up which has been shown to be a key contributor to the development of pressure injury.

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