Personal Hydration Monitor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: A062-165-1469
Amount: $729,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-165
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
60 Fourth Avenue, Albany, NY, 12202
DUNS: 188282131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 (518) 449-5504
Business Contact
 Shannon Hinckley
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (518) 449-5504
Research Institution
Dehydration is one of the most subtle and dangerous threats facing soldiers in the field. In Phase I of the Personal Hydration Monitor (PHM) project, IEM demonstrated the feasibility of a micro-scale Hydration Monitoring Tag (HMT) for attachment to a tooth to monitor hydration through a unique MEMS osmolality sensor, wirelessly transferring this data to a Data Collection and Relay Unit (DCRU) which would analyze the data, alert the soldier to dangerous conditions, and relay the data to a Central Monitoring Station (CMS) which would track the condition of multiple soldiers. In Phase II International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM) will develop working prototypes of the PHM suitable for Army use and development to a deployable system, focusing on the unique microelectronics for micro-scale multisensor-capable (obvious candidate sensors include temperature, “man down”, and biochemical monitors) wireless sensor tags for the HMT, with an accurate and reliable MEMS sensor, anti-fouling designs to permit in-mouth operation for extended periods (many months or even years), innovative MEMS-based energy storage technology to support this operation, and reliable and user-friendly wireless data collection and user-interface technology.. IEM will be assisted in this task by Dr. James Castracane of Albany Nanotechnology and Benjamin Park of Carbon Micro-Battery.

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