Anti-Terrorism - Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,904.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-03-M-0176
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0793
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
P.O. Box 8175, Charlottesville, VA, 22906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
942413162
Principal Investigator:
David Gerdt
Principal Investigator
(434) 296-7000
davidetc@firstva.com
Business Contact:
David Gerdt
Principal Investigator
(434) 296-7000
davidetc@firstva.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
First responders include the people who immediately go into harms way to mitigate effects due to disastrous events. These responders include military personnel involved in close quartered combat in urban areas, firefighters, police, and emergency rescuepersonnel. The health of responders is paramount to preservation of their lives and to the success of their mission. Empirical Technologies Corporation (ETC) is developing advanced, low-cost, state-of-the-art, RF telemetered physiological monitoringsystems providing key physiological variables remotely. Physiological monitoring facilitates important knowledge of the states of health, fatigue, and mind. With adequate monitoring, remote triage, remote medication, even tele-surgery is possible. Inrescue situations, the radial artery at the wrist allows practical pulse monitoring as it is always exposed and palpable, even in the obese. ETC's sensor causes no dermatitis common from ECG conductive gels and is made from medical grade silicone. Thewrist sensor cannot fall off and may be integrated into a wristwatch band. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring occurs comfortably without constrictive cuffs. Tasks involve increasing the range to two miles, integrating a GPS chip set, upgrading the unitto monitor blood pressure, and integrating a temperature sensor. The commercial applications are enormous and related to health care for anyone who needs to be monitored. This includes the aged, the infirm, newborns, post-operative patients, and athletes.All patients would appreciate the replacement of current, but ancient, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring equipment in hospitals

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