NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER:06 X14.02-9443
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Lunar In Situ Autonomous Health Monitoring
PROPOSAL TITLE:Lunar Health Monitor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103-3757
(216) 649-0399

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aaron   Rood
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH  44103-3757
(216) 649-0399

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Orbital Research has successfully demonstrated a dry electrode (no electrolyte or gel required) for heart rate and ECG monitoring. Preliminary data has indicated that the electrode can be incorporated into a garment that does not require an adhesive for successful data collection. Further preliminary data indicates that respiration rate can be deduced from the ECG waveform captured from the dry electrodes. The Orbital Lunar Health Monitor (LHM) will incorporate the patented dry electrode with other commercially available sensors in a garment resulting in fully wearable monitor of Astronaut Health. The data from each of the sensor is processed, yielding a comprehensive image of overall health. Environment sensors are also incorporated to detect longer term health threats. The LHM is comfortable and non-inhibiting. The Orbital Lunar Health Monitor is intended to enable continuous monitoring of health status of Astronauts both in intra- and extra-vehicular sorties.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The Lunar Health Monitor will be a fully wearable health monitor specifically proposed for continuous monitoring of Astronauts during intra- and extra-vehicular activity. The overall function of the system is not limited in any way to lunar missions. The wearable system could be used for physiologic monitoring during training exercises or continuous monitoring of day to day physiologic profile. The Lunar Health Monitor can easily be worn under flight gear or with civilian clothing, making the system completely versatile for any applications where continuous physiologic monitoring is needed.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Orbital Research believes the wearable Lunar Monitor System can be applied to health/lifestyle management, clinical assessments, drug trials and first responders. The continuous monitoring allows detailed understanding of health factors such as activity levels and duration and caloric demand. The health monitor allows verification of lifestyle management practices. Clinicians and health care practitioners can use the technology for out of hospital assessment, much like a Holter monitor is currently used. The Orbital Research technology will enable drug studies to monitor the chronic response and change over time. Finally, persons such as first responders or war fighters can use the monitor to assist in making life or death decisions.

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