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Wearable Altering Tactile Cues for Hazard Response

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G623P800064
Agency Tracking Number: DOT-23-PH3-019
Amount: $199,977.67
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 23-PH4
Solicitation Number: 6913G623QSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-04
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Rd, Suite 200
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cole Godzinski
 (978) 882-5162
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

First responders to hazardous material (HAZMAT) incidents face many safety risks daily, such as exposure to hazardous chemicals and toxic gases, which can be difficult to detect. Although there have been advancements in wearable sensors for hazardous gases, sensor technology for HAZMAT incident response lags behind sensor technology advancement in biomedical fields. There is a need to integrate sensors directly into PPE to reduce the risk of chemical exposure while first responders encounter HAZMAT incidents. Triton Systems will design, fabricate, and demonstrate an integrated, high sensitivity sensor to detect HAZMAT and alert first responders prior to reaching OSHA exposure limit thresholds. Triton's sensor package will be integrated in PPE and clothing, be low profile, be able to detect multiple hazards, inform first responders in close to real-time, and be reusable and durable enough to withstand environmental exposure and laundering. Triton's solution will empower first responders with advanced sensor and wearable electronics integration technologies to inform rapid decision-making and increased evacuation and safety.

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