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Wearable Smart Battery for First Responder Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: N10PC20033
Agency Tracking Number: 0921158
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11150 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Abhishek Tiwari
 (310) 473-1500
Business Contact
 Susan Weinstein
Phone: (310) 473-1500
Research Institution

UtopiaCompresion in collaboration with UCLA is proposing a Smart Battery system which will be compatible with a variety of energy sources, provide efficient energy management capabilities, will be manufactured on a flexible substrate for easy integration into first responder clothing, and provide support for emergency recharge and battery replacement. This work leverages our combined experience with DHS first responder physiological monitoring hardware and software issues.
UC`s proposed Smart Battery system will have a number of applications within the government as well in the commercial market. Within the government applications, there are several large market segments which would benefit tremendously from the successful integration of the Wearable Smart Battery technology into their operational armamentarium. High potential markets are: First
Responders including Fire Fighters and Disaster Intervention Personnel (Flood, Hazmat, Terrorist, Hurricane, etc); Telehealth/medicine; Military Operations; and Law Enforcement and Intervention Teams. Within the medical field, Paramedics, Emergency Services, and EMT are potential markets for deployment. However, the largest market opportunity within the medical community for Wearable Smart Battery is for remote patient monitoring requiring long durations of operation.

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