Portable Medical Recorder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0344
Amount: $749,929.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
11 Ward Street, Somerville, MA, 02143
DUNS: 021366690
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Audrius Berzanskis
 (617) 661-8300
Business Contact
 Andrew Hammond
Title: Vice President
Phone: (617) 661-8300
Email: andy@magiqtech.com
Research Institution
In order to actively reduce the ambient noise and retain vocal recording clarity of medical personnel in a military operations environment, MagiQ proposes a innovative multi-stage noise cancellation scheme and a passive memory transfer concept in Phase II for the SB082-015 Portable Medical Recorder. The recorder will record the information in the battlefield and detachable memory media can be used as the information carrier. A general purpose computer in the hospital (or on the transport vehicle, e.g. ambulance, helicopter, etc.) can be used as the advanced processing platform to execute all advanced tasks, such as noise cancellation, speech enhancement, user interface and infrastructure interface. This cost effective arrangement will provide not only a reliable information transfer scheme but also a flexible noise cancellation implementation platform. Our approach has the following features: 1. Simple and elegant information transferring scheme using industry standard data storage components; 2. Retention of vocal recording clarity by using advanced noise reduction techniques; 3. Compact physical size, less than the size of handheld cellular phone; 4. More than 24 hours recording duration; can be longer with batteries replacement; 5. Minimum mechanical moving parts to increase device reliability; 6. Interfaces with other data infrastructures (BMIS/AHLTA, etc).

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