Personal Area Network for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0442
Amount: $119,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-159
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
338 Conant Rd, Weston, MA, 02493
DUNS: 130786572
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard DeVaul
 Chief Techncial Officer
 (781) 642-9622
Business Contact
 John Carlton-Foss
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (781) 642-9622
Research Institution
We describe an effort to design and implement a reliable, secure, medium-bandwidth wireless personal area network (WPAN) that supports routine, continuous ambulatory physiological status monitoring of physically active warfighters. This proposal primarily addresses the development of a Warfighter Physiological Monitoring System, or WPSM, wireless sensor PAN. The WPAN supports the WPSM mission of continuous physiological data acquisition and real-time health, performance, and injury classification. Enabled by the WPAN, the WPSM comprises a light-weight, robust, self-contained body-worn, or "wearable," system for monitoring such physiological parameters as heat, hydration, fatigue, and injury, Further, the WPAN enables the WPSM to provide early-warning indicators of exposure to biological/chemical weapons and pathogens. Finally, the WPAN enables the WPSM to enhance individual performance, improve planning and team-level situational awareness, and improve combat casualty care. The WPAN would be useful in general commercial environments, where team members collaborate and cooperate to accomplish a task. Furthermore, the WPAN would be useful in hazardous environments, where safety workers must operate to aid others in peril.

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