Stress Resilience Training System (SRTS) for Inoculating the Warfighter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20058
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB3-0036
Amount: $49,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: SB093-003
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423
DUNS: 124668711
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gershon Weltman
 Principal Scientist
 (818) 788-1025
 gweltman@percsolutions.com
Business Contact
 Amos Freedy
Title: President
Phone: (818) 788-4830
Email: afreedy@percsolutions.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal is to develop the research, theoretical, and technical basis for an innovative Stress Resilience Training System (SRTS) to inoculate the warfighter against the adverse effects of stress -- both during exposure and in the post traumatic situation. Our scientific and technical approach is based on our own research, our present analysis of the literature, and the practical experience of our team members. Our key working hypotheses are that: (1) It is feasible to minimize the adverse effects of stress during combat and other traumatic exposure by a well designed program of (a) indoctrination and cognitive training to anticipate the effects of stress, and (b) advanced biofeedback to mitigate stress effects and aftereffects; (2) Minimizing the adverse effects of stress at the time of exposure will help prevent the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (3) State-of-the-art personal assistance systems such as the ubiquitous iPhone can provide new means for delivering training and practice to the warfighter that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the techniques by permitting on-the-spot refreshment and practice. With subcontractor Ease Interactive, the Perceptronics Solutions team has the know-how and experience to translate the results of this project into widespread market acceptance and sales.

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