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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
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-012
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-01-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-01-07
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA -
United States
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anna Galea
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 Stephen Mattox
Title: Director, Finance&Contr
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Research Institution

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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