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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. High Fidelity Computational Models for Aggregated Tissue Interaction in Surgical Simulations

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DHP16A001

    Surgical simulations aiming to support surgeon practices and medical education have attracted enormous research effort over the last two decades. However, the physical reality, especially on simulating aggregated tissue interaction, is still unsatisfactory. In this proposed work, an open source surgery simulation framework, SoFMIS, will be utilized and enhanced with tissue interaction models to a ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  2. Universal Plasma Generator for Selective Removal of Anti-A and Anti-B Antibodies from Donor Plasma

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: DHP15B001

    Traumatic injury represents one of the most common reasons for mortality and accounts for 14.2% of all fatalities. Clinical management of trauma and emergency surgeries in combat casualties often require massive plasma transfusions. However, in critical c

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  3. Smart Femtosecond Fiber Laser Wound Healing System

    SBC: POLARONYX, INC.            Topic: DHP15B002

    Based on our success in developing the world first commercial high energy femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading proprietary technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser material processing, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact high energy fiber laser based smart wound healing tool to meet with the requirement of this DHP solicitation. It includes a high energy fs f ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  4. Fully Integrated Light Therapy-Based Wound Dressings for Wound Healing Applications

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: DHP15B002

    Between Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn, the total number of U.S. Casualties (those Wounded in Action) has exceeded 52,000 as of January 30, 2015. These numbers point to the fact that active warfighters in the battlefield are almost constantly exposed to the threat of external penetrating wounds. The goal of combat wound care is to protect open wounds u ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  5. Data Driven Intent Recognition Framework

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: NSF13599

    A critical aspect of exoskeleton control that has to date introduced a performance limitation is the ability of the exoskeleton to recognize the intent of the operator so it can apply assistance to their desired motion. This intent recognition effort is typically solved using ad-hoc methods where subject matter experts make design decisions and tune transitions to identify intended maneuvers as re ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. 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
  7. Oxygen Production and Delivery on Demand

    SBC: Global Research and Development Inc.            Topic: DHA17B005

    This proposal is in response to the Defense Health Agency 2017 Phase I SBIR topic 17B-005.The approach is the use of a membrane oxygen pump using newly developed nano-thickness membranes with all the layers less than 1 micron total.Nanometer thickness membranes enable more oxygen output per surface area at temperatures of 300-600 C than current state-of-the -art 600-800 C membranes that are 50-300 ...

    STTR Phase I 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. Inhibiting Prolyl Hydroxylase to Mimic Natural Acclimatization to High Altitude to Improve Warfighter Performance at High Altitude

    SBC: Research Logistics Company            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    Acclimatization is the long-term adjustment that humans experience when exposed for weeks or months to high altitude. Acclimatization is important in this context because a warfighter who is acclimatized to high altitude is immune to high altitude illness, has superior work capacity, and has cognitive function approaching that found at sea level. In other words, the acclimatized warfighter is opti ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM18A001

    The objective of this proposal is to develop instrumentation and algorithms for acquiring facial features for facial recognition in low- and no-light conditions.We will use cross-spectrum matching by exploiting infrared polarimetric imagery which tends to show features that match more closely visible imagery than conventional infrared.In addition to thermal infrared, we will also test subjects in ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
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