Smart Hemodynamic Monitoring System for Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,839.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-6602
Award Id:
76620
Agency Tracking Number:
O052-H15-3013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
611 N. Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum, MD, 21090
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
959989054
Principal Investigator:
JohnSewell
Principal Engineer
(410) 527-2031
sewellactv@comcast.net
Business Contact:
KeithBridger
Treasurer
(202) 547-2093
fsbridger@comcast.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Aeromedical evacuation (AE) involves prolonged transport of injured warfighters at risk for clinical deterioration under austere medical conditions. Because of their injuries they have a high potential for progression of recognized and/or occult additional injuries leading to acute instability during Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) transfer. While the CCATTs have a great depth of medical experience in aeromedical evacuation of critically injured warfighters, their care can benefit from additional direct hemodynamic and neurologic information to complement that obtained through normal medical monitoring, specifically Propaqs. Active Signal Technologies proposes to employ passive acoustics to track patient condition in this severe environment and provide alerts to the CCATT when a condition changes and the patient requires additional and immediate medical attention. Specifically, the system will build upon a hand held PDA based system now under test at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center to monitor both resuscitation status and brain perfusion. It will have the capability of hemodynamic stability and neurologic status monitoring and will use a data base of perfusion status signal analysis accumulated over a period of 8 years to help interpret the data gathered by the CCATT.

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