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Proposal Number: 1021066
Proposal Title: Helmet With Embedded Display for Emergency Responders
Topic Number: H-SB010.2-006
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Helmet with Embedded Active Display for Emergency Responders (HEADER)
Organization: Tanagram Partners
Address: 125 North Halsted, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661-2154  
Abstract: This topic of developing a helmet with embedded display for first responders will be pursued to advance both individual and group Situational Awareness. Individual Situational Awareness would be increased through providing specific data relating to air supply, thermal imaging, biometrics, identification of flee path. Ideally, group Situational Awareness for first responders will relate to location of the group, enhanced communication with leadership outside of the building, display of floor plans for strategy and planning, and an advanced method of announcing and locating a man-down. Preliminary research will be performed to determine technical feasibility. Immediate approach will address the following: - Investigate data which is now available to the first responder/firefighter, although currently in a `siloed` fashion via different means and technologies. - Use a combination of contextual and neurocognitive research to address the issue of cognitive overload and distraction in determining the optimum amount of data to be displayed. - Build quickly upon the progress occurring in optics and display technology to match the ideal display medium with the technical tolerances which must be met in the first responder physical environment.
Award/Contract Number: D10PC20049
Period of Performance: 10/15/2010 - 04/28/2011
Award/Contract Value: $100,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $100,000.00