Secure Medic Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAMD17-03-C-000
Agency Tracking Number: A022-3229
Amount: $67,300.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3520 U.S. Highway 1, Palm Bay, FL, 32905
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lary Beaulieu
 Sr. VP - Engineering
 (321) 727-3672
Business Contact
 Arthur Lowe
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (321) 727-3672
Research Institution
Medical personnel in Special Operations need the means by which to respond to medical challenges, in both the military and the civilian sector, that present themselves sometimes many miles and days from the nearest medical support. The secure ruggedhandheld computer should allow the user access to data contained in medical histories, physical examinations, reference books, and diagnostic and treatment aids. Additionally, the secure rugged handheld should have Internet access while possessing a wayto store and transmit data in a secure manner. This device must meet the functional needs and requirements of the field medical first responder and be of a rugged nature sufficiently robust to withstand and operate in the severe environmental conditionsoperationally encountered. The unit should be capable of utilizing multiple operating systems to maximize compatibility with current and future software applications, and provide interoperability with Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0. Lastly, the unitshould provide for expandability and adaptability, allowing the insertion of technologies to enhance capability, including wireless data transmission, FDA Approved diagnostic PCMCIA modules, data storage devices, commercial and military SASM GPS modulesand co-processor capability to enhance Operating System compatibility and interoperability. Paravant expects a significant commercial market to exist for this effort both with the DOD and in the private sector marketplace. Within the DOD, it is noted thatthere are close to ten thousand US Army first responder medics that could utilize this advanced technology to better perform their jobs of saving and prolonging life until primary care can be reached. The Marines and Special Forces medics are an additionalmarket able to benefit, adding several thousand more possible systems. The same need exists within the private sector. Harsh environmental conditions require a first responder computer system to meet many of the same environmental requirements as formilitary use. This market is estimated too much larger than the DOD market. Paravant expects to utilize distribution channels and Representative Organizations within the Public Health and Safety community to serve this marketplace. In summary, there is atremendous unfilled need in both the DOD and Private Sector markets for such a device, and Paravant is well positioned to successfully serve both.

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