Noise-Tolerant Medical Record Voice Recorder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0523
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0337
Amount: $98,658.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-08-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-03-31
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kline-Schoder
 Vice President
 (603) 643-3800
 rjk@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Creare proposes to design, develop, and deliver a Noise-Tolerant Medical Record Voice Recorder. Currently, medical personnel attending to injured soldiers at the point of injury do not have a consistent and accurate method to transfer vital medical information to final point of care medical personnel. To bridge this capability gap, what is needed is a digital voice recorder that is approximately the size of a modern dog tag (1" x 2" x 0.5"”) and is capable of surviving the challenges of the operating environment which includes both high noise and the real potential for physical and environmental abuse. Creare’s innovative design makes use of multiple noise reduction technologies to help mitigate the effects of high background noise levels on the recorded voice signal. During the Phase I project, we will demonstrate the feasibility of our design by fabricating a benchtop prototype and testing the prototype in high noise fields (up to 130 dB) using our acoustic test facility. During Phase II, we plan to finalize the design of our recorder, fabricate prototype devices, and perform field tests of the recorders.

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