|Proposal Title:||Wearable Smart Battery for First Responder Applications|
|Topic Title:||Wearable Energy to Power and Operate Responder Tools (Wearable EPORT)|
|Address:||11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1839
|Abstract:||UtopiaCompresion in collaboration with UCLA is proposing a Smart Battery system which will be compatible with a variety of energy sources, provide efficient energy management capabilities, will be manufactured on a flexible substrate for easy integration into first responder clothing, and provide support for emergency recharge and battery replacement. This work leverages our combined experience with DHS first responder physiological monitoring hardware and software issues. UC`s proposed Smart Battery system will have a number of applications within the government as well in the commercial market. Within the government applications, there are several large market segments which would benefit tremendously from the successful integration of the Wearable Smart Battery technology into their operational armamentarium. High potential markets are: First Responders including Fire Fighters and Disaster Intervention Personnel (Flood, Hazmat, Terrorist, Hurricane, etc); Telehealth/medicine; Military Operations; and Law Enforcement and Intervention Teams. Within the medical field, Paramedics, Emergency Services, and EMT are potential markets for deployment. However, the largest market opportunity within the medical community for Wearable Smart Battery is for remote patient monitoring requiring long durations of operation.|
|Period of Performance:||11/01/2009 - 05/15/2010|