A Real-Time, Non-Invasive Monitoring System of Combat Casualties for Early Detection of Hemorrhagic Shock During Transport and Higher Echelon Medical

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-027-0245
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T027
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
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FLASHBACK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
8127 ALFALFA CT, LONGMONT, CO, 80503
DUNS: 829592935
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Grudic
 Chief Technical Officer
 (720) 204-2575
 greg.grudic@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Gregory Grudic
Title: Owner
Phone: (720) 204-2575
Email: grudic.flashback@gmail.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 Randall W Draper
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Boulder, CO, 80309
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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed research has two aims: 1) to develop a real-time algorithm that uses non-invasive physiological signals to quickly and accurately detect severity of acute blood loss; and 2) to develop a complimentary algorithm that uses all or a subset of these signals (depending on their availability and situation specific appropriateness) to forewarn providers of an injured soldier’s predicted risk for hemodynamic decompensation. The algorithms will be developed for use during transport and higher echelon medical care. These research efforts will be based on human subject Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) experiments done in collaboration with the US Army Institute for Surgical Research, with proposed real-time testing of the developed algorithms. The research effort utilizes standard and novel machine learning, statistical and signal processing algorithms, in an aim to identify the most robust algorithms for prediction of hypovolemia, given noisy physiological data.

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