Anti-Terrorism - Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,904.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-03-M-0176
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0793
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
P.O. Box 8175, Charlottesville, VA, 22906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
942413162
Principal Investigator
 David Gerdt
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 296-7000
 davidetc@firstva.com
Business Contact
 David Gerdt
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (434) 296-7000
Email: 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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