Description

The proposal is to design, implement and test a wearable blast monitor for soldiers in the field. The goal is to implement this in a flexible substrate process in order to provide monitors that are easily integrated into clothing and personal protective gear. The intent is that a first stage of electronics be integrated on the flexible substrate to enable a visible monitor readout and remote detailed query of the sensors. The visible readout will provide a continuous coarse measure of the total cumulative blast impact for immediate triage decisions in the field. A more detailed query will provide access to individual sensor data and time data for later assessment to determine evacuation and longer-term rehabilitation treatment options. The monitor will be further equipped with the ability to function as part of a group to provide triangulation information about blast source location and strength.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/091/31/11

Funding

  • DOD-ARMY: Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) : $210,693.00

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Sensors
Substrates
Triangulation
Patient rehabilitation
Gears
Electronic equipment