Anti-Terrorism - Consequence Management and Recovery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0204
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0793
Amount: $787,125.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-207/3
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 8175, Charlottesville, VA, 22906
DUNS: 942413162
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Gerdt
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 296-7000
Business Contact
 David Gerdt
Title: President
Phone: (434) 296-7000
Research Institution
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 rescue personnel. 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 monitoring systems providing key physiological variables via radio. 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. In rescue situations, the radial artery at the wrist allows practical pulse monitoring as it is always exposed and palpable, as opposed to other sites of pulse sensation, even in the obese. ETC's sensor causes no dermatitis common from ECG conductive gels and is made from medical grade silicone. The wrist 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 unit to monitor blood pressure, and integrating a temperature sensor.

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