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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Neurofeedback Training and Hyperscanning for Mission Readiness and Return-to-Duty via Functional Near-Infrared Spectrometry (fNIRS)

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: DHA19B001

    Until now,much of theresearch usingfunctional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has focused on tailoringasystem to detect onlyafew cognitivestatesand theapplication of theseapproaches outsidethe laboratory is not well tested. This solution provides severely limited coverage of thespacethat this technology could beapplied to,and is notarealistic path for developing neuroimagingasan operational ass ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  2. Multi-Functional Nanotube-Based Sensor Array for Detecting Blood Coagulation Defects

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: DHA19A001

    Defense Health Agency (DHA) is seeking a multi-functional diagnostic to determine blood coagulopathy in real time at point-of-care (POC). Blood coagulopathy, resulting in uncontrolled bleeding, is implicated in 80% of operating room deaths and 50% of trau

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  3. Human Performance Optimization

    SBC: HVMN Inc.            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    During altitude-induced hypoxia, operator cognitive and physical capacity degrades, compromising individual and team performance. Cognitive degradation is linked to falling brain energy levels, increased reliance on anaerobic energy production and lactate accumulation. Ketones are the evolutionary alternative substrate to glucose for brain metabolic requirements; previous studies demonstrated that ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Human Performance Optimization

    SBC: REJUVENATE BIO INC            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    Special OperationsForces (SOF)are an integral aspect of the US military. SOF operators are among the most elite and highly qualified individuals in the U.S.military. As such, extraordinary physical and mental demands are placed upon them to excel in extreme environments for extended periods of time. This unrelenting cycle of combat deployments and intense pre-deployment training shortens the funct ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Combat-Casualty Handoff Automated Trainer (C-CHAT) System

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: DHA17B001

    Combat casualty handoffs are critical communication moments during which responsibility for the patient and important casualty information is transferred between providers. The nature of these handoffs requires specialized training, for which no standardi

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  6. Biomimetic Slope Adaptive Foot-Ankle Prosthesis

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: DHP16C007

    The primary objective is to develop a commercially-viable prototype of the slope adaptive prosthesis design and to iteratively improve the design based on ISO standards testing and rigorous use in human subject field trials. The proposed work will build upon knowledge gained in Phase I of the project, which established feasibility for this design approach in a lightweight, passive hydraulic foot-a ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  7. INSPIRE- In-Mask Sensors for Physiological Investigation of Respiratory Exhalation

    SBC: MAKEL ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: DHP16C002

    Makel Engineering, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories propose to demonstrate an advanced multi-modal sensor system for in-situ analysis of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for pilots, divers and field patients. The In-Mask Sensors for Physiological Investigation of Respiratory Exhalation – INSPIRE combines a micro-gas chromatograph (?GC) and miniature ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  8. Human Performance Optimization: Ketone Esters for Optimization of Operator Performance in Hypoxia

    SBC: HVMN Inc.            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    In the setting of altitude-induced hypoxia, operator cognitive capacity degrades and can compromise both individual and team performance. This degradation is linked to falling brain energy (ATP) levels and an increased reliance on anaerobic energy production from glucose. Ketone bodies are the evolutionary alternative substrate to glucose for brain metabolic requirements; previous studies have sho ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Griffon Test Suite

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: DHA17C001

    In this proposal we support the development of a hypoxia test battery by designing and developing a domain general tool suite for processing, synchronizing, and evaluating data from cognitive, behavioral, and physiological measures.The proposed Griffon Tool Suite addresses many of the practical requirements demanded by a flexible test battery. The effort falls into three major thrusts.First, we pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. Handoff Training for Combat Casualty Care (HTC3) Framework

    SBC: PERCEPTRONICS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: DHA17B001

    This proposal is to develop a Handoff Training for Combat Casualty Care (HTC3) Framework.Training is the crux of the handoff problem today. Patient handoffs are a crucial part of casualty care, both in military and civilian environments; and today handoffs are being performed in less than optimal fashion, with ineffective communications accounting for 80% of the handoff errors. Our new HTC3 Framew ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
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