Autonomous Rugged Combat Casualty CareIntervention (ARC3-I)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-19-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: A181-064-0552
Amount: $99,964.26
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-064
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-13
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Max Metzger
 (617) 491-3474
 mmetzger@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: contracts@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the near future, the Warfighter may face prolonged isolation and sustained denial of support on the battlefield, and may have no access to medical support. To become more resilient to these challenges, the Warfighter will need additional, innovative support to provide Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). Intelligent decision-support software, teleoperated trauma care systems, and fully autonomous trauma care robotics are intriguing solutions. In addition to intelligently diagnosing multiple injuries, performing patient monitoring, and producing prioritized TCCC treatment plans, solutions must assist Warfighters without specific medical training so they can perform interventions. To meet this goal, the solution must interface with telemedical assistance and provide direction to robotic platforms, all within a modular, unified architecture. To address these challenges, we propose to design and evaluate the Autonomous Ruggedized Combat Casualty CareIntervention (ARC3-I), a modular, intelligent framework for autonomous combat casualty care. ARC3-I combines behavior modeling based on trauma treatment algorithms and procedures with a human-in-the-loop, human-machine interface and robotic adapter, to provide autonomous medical knowledge of interventions that can be performed by either Warfighters without specific medical training or robotic platforms.

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