Assessing Post-Blast Pulmonary Function using NIRS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,979.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-05-C-0093
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-H14-3112
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-H14
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
733 Bishop Street, 28th Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
152357393
Principal Investigator
 J. Hunter Downs III
 Director, Intelligent Systems
 (808) 441-3607
 hunter@nova-sol.com
Business Contact
 Joe Cooper
Title: VP, Finance
Phone: (808) 441-3678
Email: joe.cooper@nova-sol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
With bombings and explosions being the primary terroristic method, ongoing military related bombings, and other industrial accidents such as gas explosions, there is a need for a rapid and portable instrument for assessing blast-related pulmonary dysfunction. A similar, if not identical, instrument has far reaching implications in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating the various forms of lung disease. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) offers the potential to spatially identify areas of pulmonary dysfunction, the presence of foreign bodies within the lung field, and at the same time provide breathing and cardiac frequency information. In this project, the development of such a device is proposed as is a plan for testing that device.

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