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Damage Sensing in Electrotextiles for Bodily Injury Prediction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH18C0103
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0315
Amount: $995,829.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-21
Small Business Information
2401 Research Blvd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
United States
DUNS: 078823001
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Cushman
 (508) 410-9230
Business Contact
 Rodman Tompkins
Phone: (970) 631-6917
Research Institution

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has identified electrotextiles as a potential means of unobtrusively monitoring health and detecting injury events for military personnel. As such, DHA seeks to understand how e-textile constructs might be best leveraged to sense potential injury events such that individualized care may be administered to support both in-combat self-sufficiency and long-term resiliency and quality of life. This Phase II SBIR program will build on Mantel's successful Phase I SBIR program to further develop a medical simulation capable of inferring likely bodily injury based on detected changes in an e-textile system. Mantel will expand its Phase I model to further refine algorithms for use in designing e-textile sensor systems and will develop a test fixture system capable of supporting a wide range of test scenarios. Approaches to using e-textile to detect and discern between medically-relevant combat events and conditions will be demonstrated.

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