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Minimization of Chronic Neck Pain in Military Aircrew and Vehicle Occupants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0514
Agency Tracking Number: N201-011-0667
Amount: $146,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-011
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-05-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-20
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kelley Virgilio
 (434) 220-7699
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Phone: (434) 220-1551
Research Institution

Luna Innovations proposes to design and develop a rapid computational model to analyze acute and chronic neck pain in military aircrew, and then to use this tool to develop viable countermeasures. The models will allow for the detailed investigation and analysis of acute and chronic neck pain experienced by combat air vehicle pilots and crewmen. The model will include interactions between seating systems, posture, and body-borne equipment and the generation of neck pain. Additionally, an aircrew specific neck pain scale will be developed to link pain experienced by combat air vehicle pilots and crewmen to metrics outputted from the model, allowing for injury prediction and design of mitigation devices.

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