A Real-Time, Non-Invasive Monitoring System to Guide Accurate Fluid Resuscitation of Combat Casualties During Pre-Hospital and Transport Medical Care

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number: A123-109-0067
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: A123-109
Solitcitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
Flashback Technologies Inc.
7490 Clubhouse Rd., Suite 100, Boulder, CO, -
Duns: 968046099
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Grudic
 Chief Technology Officer
 (720) 204-2575
 greg@flashbacktechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Greg Grudic
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (720) 204-2575
Email: greg@flashbacktechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed Phase I work will deliver a noninvasive, small, portable functional pulse oximeter based finger prototype device capable of heartbeat-to-heartbeat estimation of: 1) closeness to hemodynamic decompensation of injured warfighters for the purpose of triage; 2) effectiveness of fluid resuscitation in a bleeding or a potentially bleeding patient; and, 3) fluid volume required by a bleeding patient to prevent over or under resuscitation. In addition, the device will be capable of transmitting this information wirelessly to a tablet, laptop and/or workstation. This project will also investigate the application of pulse oximeter type sensors to other areas of the body including but not limited to the forearm area, to determine optimal placement for effective and robust portable resuscitation monitoring. This work effort will utilize simulated bleeding and resuscitation data gathered at the USAISR as well as data gathered in related human hemorrhage studies involving a liter or less of blood loss, all of which are being conducted under existing Flashback projects that are synergistic to this proposed effort. The deliverables of this 6 month project will include the working resuscitation monitoring device, as well as a rigorous statistical analysis of its effectiveness based on existing data.

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