Self Powered Biosensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: H122-010-0284
Amount: $149,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-010
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Theilmann
 Senior Design Engineer
 (858) 848-0273
 ptheilmann@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In response to the DHP 12-010 self powered biosensor solicitation, MaXentric proposes the VitalH system. Acknowledging the difficultly in creating a completely self-powered bio-sensor system that wirelessly transmits vital sign information, MaXentric has developed a solution which is extremely power efficient and minimally invasive. The VitalH garment continuously senses full ECG waveforms in a comfortable contactless manner. The ECG data is wirelessly transmitted to a display device (smart phone, tablet, etc) which uses the VitalH software to calculate, store and display heart rate, respiratory rate and full ECG waveform data. Using ultra-low duty cycle transmission, power consumption of the wireless transceiver is minimized. This technique reduces power requirements to levels at which operation of the entire system can be sustained via harvested power. Power for system operation is harvested from respiratory effort. This is an important advantage of the VitalH system. Since power is provided by one of the vital signs being measured, the system ensures that energy will always be available to process and transmit sensed data. Through the use of advanced software and hardware techniques the VitalH system is free of many of the issues that plague ECG sensor systems.

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