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Portable, Non-Contact, Quantitative, Physiology and Health Assessment Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-17-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: H16C-005-0058
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP16C-005
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-24
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81368
Wellesley, MA 02481
United States
DUNS: 883404931
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James T Daly
 Program Manager
 (617) 795-1968
Business Contact
 Andrew Bodkin
Phone: (617) 795-1968
Research Institution
 Shriners Hospitals for Children
 Andrew Bodkin
51 Blossom St Array
Boston, MA 02114
United States

 (617) 795-1968
 Domestic nonprofit research organization

Accurate assessment of burn depth and surface area are important to clinical decision-making regarding treatment. Initial assessment determines fluid requirements and transportation decisions to distant-care facilities. The clinician must determine if the wound will heal itself or whether excision and grafting are necessary for optimal wound healing. The standard of care remains visual inspection which is both subjective and highly variable. In the absence of an experienced burn specialist, it is critical to have tools capable of quantitative assessment of burn severity and extent as well as healing progress.There is a compelling DoD need for a portable, non-contact imaging device that can be easily used for burn assessment by clinicians in the field. The device must image a large area (i.e. limb) and account for surface curvature, lighting, motion, and variation in skin architecture/tone. Usability of the device is paramount so that a non-expert with minimal training can implement it quickly.Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (BD&E) and partners from Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, propose to demonstrate a portable tablet display, which when held over the patients wound, quantitatively assesses oxygenated and de-oxygenated hemoglobin, tissue oxygenation, burn depth, and surface area with real-time display maps.

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