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Mobile Virtual Interactive Presence Capability for Combat Casualty Care

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-15-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: H151-002-0138
Amount: $149,772.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP15-002
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-20
Small Business Information
145 Lake Drive Suite 104
Wexford, PA 15090
United States
DUNS: 831883868
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chris Baker
 Senior Robotics Engineer
 (724) 799-8078
 chrisb@neyasystems.com
Business Contact
 Parag Batavia
Phone: (724) 799-8078
Email: paragb@neyasystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Neya Systems, LLC proposes RACC: Remote Assistance for Casualty Care. Our approach demonstrates a remote virtualized presence for medical expertise over a limited bandwidth communications link. A Medical Officer annotates an incoming video stream with procedural information for a full spectrum of medical demonstrations from simple text to manipulation via captured hand gestures. The annotations are parameterized and spatially registered to the casualty using extracted salient features alleviating the need to transmit video back to the field medic. Neya has significant expertise in video compression, limited bandwidth communications, mobile application development, and state of the art video and image processing. The output of a successful Phase I program will be a demonstration of an Android-based device showing remote annotation aids from a Medical Officer over a bandwidth-limited communication network (simulating the target hardware) positioning us for a Phase II effort implementing additional annotations and demonstrating on real hardware.

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