Portable Non-invasive Sensing Array for Cardiophysiological Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,958.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ04JC14C
Award Id:
68506
Agency Tracking Number:
034762
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
033449757
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Trunov
Principal Investigator
(310) 530-7130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact:
Reuben Sandler
Chief Executive Officer
(310) 530-7130
rsandler@intopsys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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