Accession Number:

ADA517264

Title:

Helmet Integrated Nanosensors, Signal Processing and Wireless Real Time Data Communication for Monitoring Blast Exposure to Battlefield Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2008-30 Nov 2009

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA SAVOY

Report Date:

2009-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Over the past two decades, the hardware industry has followed Moores law resulting in faster processors using smaller and more power efficient transistors. This shrinkage of size and increase in processing power has caused an explosion in the number of embedded systems for various applications with the most prominent among them being mobile phones. However, devices used in the medical field require significant processing capabilities because of the vast amount of data processing involved in acquiring physiological signals. It is only recently that it has become feasible to utilize this increased processing power for embedded and cyberphysical systems supporting biomedical applications. Cyberphysical systems differ from traditional embedded systems in the fact that there are a number of processing elements and sensors which coordinate amongst themselves to accomplish a task. In cyberphysical systems, the emphasis tends to be on the interaction between the computational and physical elements.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE