Lunar Health Monitor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNC08CA75C
Agency Tracking Number:
066084
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
X14.02
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research, Inc.
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, 44103-3757
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557510336
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Rood
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 649-0399
 rood@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Snyder
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 649-0399
Email: snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During the Phase II Lunar Health Monitor program, Orbital Research will develop a second generation wearable sensor suite for astronaut physiologic monitoring. The low profile system will be appropriate for both Extravehicular activities (EVA) and Intravehicular activities (IVA) monitoring scenarios. The EVA and IVA wearable platforms are capable of monitoring a complete physiologic profile of overall astronaut health status. Sensors of respiration, body temperature, acceleration and cardiac data are included. Inclusive in this sensor suite is Orbital's FDA cleared and patented dry recording electrodes. The sensors are held to the body via the garment and function without any tapes, adhesives or gels. The sensors are mechanically connected to the sensor suite. The mechanical connections allow sensors to be semi-permanently interfaced with either the EVA or IVA designs. These connectors allow sensors to be added, removed or replaced based on monitor application or anatomical constraints. The Lunar Health Monitor is designed to be continuously worn serving as a safety mechanism for out of vehicle exploration missions and a monitoring device for applications such as in orbit fitness assessment. The Lunar Health Monitor is easy to don and doff and non-encumbering to routine and functional tasks.

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