Portable Non-invasive Sensing Array for Cardiophysiological Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC14C
Agency Tracking Number: 034762
Amount: $69,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: B3.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505-5217
DUNS: 033449757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Trunov
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 530-7130
Business Contact
 Reuben Sandler
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Email: rsandler@intopsys.com
Research Institution
Through recent manned spacecraft expeditions, it has become clear that there are significant hazardous features that affect the health and vitality of space crewmembers. To make extended manned space missions a practical reality, it is critical to monitor and to provide countermeasures for a variety of health threats. These monitoring and remediation systems must also fit the space environment, must be lightweight and unobtrusive, and must provide continuous monitoring, recording and reporting of crewmembers? vital signs. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) proposes just such a system. It meets the critical need for a portable, unobtrusive sensing array system, in situations where ambulatory equipment is not available. This integrated system will facilitate important medical decisions, leading to improved crew health. The design uses advanced optical fiber sensing technologies to measure the electrical activity of the heart and arterial blood pressure, together with sophisticated digital data acquisition and real-time signal processing modules. The proposed integrated system can be used continuously without limiting the physical activity or dexterity of the crewmember. By the end of Phase II, IOS will produce a system prototype that will be capable of acquiring human ECG and blood pressure measurements using an array of optical sensors.

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