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Automated Vision Tester Technology Development for Aircrew Clinical Vision Screening

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-16-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number: H161-004-0004
Amount: $149,850.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16-004
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-29
Small Business Information
17217 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX, 75252
DUNS: 963247833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sloan
 (844) 668-6872
 drew@vulintus.com
Business Contact
 Robert Rennaker
Phone: (844) 668-6872
Email: rob@vulintus.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I proposal is to develop, design, and prototype a computer-based, Automated Vision Tester (AVT) for comprehensive vision screening of military aircrew. A fully realized AVT would combine a variety of clinical screening tests into a unified, automated tabletop unit capable of conducting screenings at both near (14 in./35 cm) and far (20 ft/6 m) distances. The ideal test battery would include automated, quantitative measures of acuity, stereoacuity, pupillary response, contrast, and color perception as well measures of oculomotor function, such as detection of strabismus and quantification of saccade latency and speed. When fully developed, the AVT would replace a battery of time- and labor-intensive screening procedures, reducing the need for supervision while also reducing administration errors and potential for subject compensation.

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