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Development of a Diver Biometric Device (DBD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-18-C-7006
Agency Tracking Number: N151-078-0955
Amount: $1,049,765.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N151-078
Solicitation Number: 15.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-03-22
Small Business Information
5754 Pacific Center Blvd Suite 203b
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
DUNS: 016541711
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Konstantine Ermolaev
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (858) 228-1093
Business Contact
 Gayle Guy
Phone: (858) 412-1839
Research Institution

This project aims to develop a Diver Biometric Device (DBD) that will enable operational and medical research health assessment, and provide divers an indication of their health and performance status. The proposed design consists of a torso-worn suite of sensors that measure the diver’s vital signs, physiological signals (electrocardiogram (ECG), heart and respiration rates, skin and core temperature, blood oxygenation), and environmental parameters (body acceleration and orientation, ambient depth and temperature). These sensors will be used to detect biomedical, environmental, and equipment issues including drowning, heart failure, cardiac issues, thoracic barotrauma, hypo/hyperthermia, fatigue/stress, environmental hazard, gas supply hazard, external equipment and sensor faults. The DBD will produce a coarse (e.g. reg/orange/green) indicator of diver health, and record physiological data to internal memory.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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