Mechanisms for Improving Fidelity and Efficacy of Centrifuge Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0079
Agency Tracking Number: N081-012-0224
Amount: $743,653.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-012
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
Duns: 004627316
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anna Galea
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
 agalea@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Mattox
Title: Director, Finance&Contr
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of our program is to create a device that can be used to aid in the training of proper execution of the Anti-G Straining Maneuver (AGSM). In the Phase I program, we completed human subjects recruitment, testing, and data analysis. We were able to note, to statistical significance, the positive impact that wearing and inflating the anti-G suit, straining, and use of an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) have on the augmentation index, and that the augmentation index appears to be a reliable metric to follow in the context of central vascular pressure assessments for assessing components of the AGSM and G-suit inflation. In the Phase II program we propose to continue this work and perform the engineering and validation tasks needed to bring the AGSM device ready for transition.

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