SOF Critical Care Medical Tools

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,982.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
USZA22-03-P-0024
Award Id:
61273
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0204
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
MarcDrucker
Senior Manager
(617) 498-6411
drucker.marc@tiax.biz
Business Contact:
ReneeWong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiax.biz
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"SOF medics and operators require two pieces of FDA-approved equipment in order to provide critical care on the battlefield in many situations; a one-handed tourniquet, and an airway management device. While there are many devices on the commercial marketthat provide these functions for civilian applications, there are no products designed to meet the unique requirements of the SOF. This proposal addresses problems that are encountered by Special Operation Forces (SOF) medics with existing emergencymedical tourniquets and airway devices. SOF places unique demands on medical equipment, driven by the types of operations they perform, the austere location that they operate in, and their remoteness from conventional military medical support. Theperformance requirements of equipment used by SOF medics differ significantly from civilian, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and hospital practices that drive the design of modern emergency medical equipment. This proposal plans to meet the needs ofSOF for specially designed critical care medical tools with an innovative solution. Our approach to this problem combines a COTS-based mechanism that is specifically modified to meet the multiple needs of the SOF with an electronics package that deliverreal-time spoken care instructions to potentially untrained users under duress. This solution meets the SOF needs through a medical tool that is lightweight, compact, and engineered for rapid battlef

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