Non-Radiological Imaging Devices for Combat Casualty Care Associated with Burn

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-11-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number:
O111-H03-3053
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H03
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Josh Miyagishima
Senior Scientist-Biotechnology
(808) 531-3017
jmiyagishima@oceanit.com
Business Contact:
Ken Cheung
Science&Technology Manager
(808) 531-3017
kcheung@oceanit.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Warfighters and civilians in a warzone can sustain burn damage through numerous mechanisms. Although very shallow and deep burns are easily identified by an experienced burn surgeon, there exists a critical need for next generation imaging technology to predict burn depth and boundaries of partial thickness burns. Proper diagnosis can prevent prolonged procedures, unnecessary surgery and the risk of complications from infection. Oceanit proposes a novel"Burn Assessment Depth Detection"system to improve accuracy and detection of edema, changes in microvascular perfusion, and tissue spectral signatures as a result of burn injury. These parameters indicate the depth of injury and whether it will heal on its own, or require debridement and surgery. Drawing on several proprietary advances in image processing and battlefield treatment of intracranial hemorrhage we will prototype a dual-mode imaging system for non-invasive and non contact imaging of burn injury and test system performance characteristics.

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