The Warfighter Brain Health Project Management Office of the United States Army Medical Materiel Device Activity is currently seeking information on wearable Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) prevention medical device technologies with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 or above (utilizing chart located in reference section of the attached expanded sources sought document) that are designed with the intent of preventing of and/or reduction of the risk/severity of TBI and achieving futureU.S. FDA clearance. Ultimately, these technology candidates must be suitable for field/operational use by U.S. Service Members. Identification of medical device technologies with such capabilities are essential to protect the warfighter and is vital to force protection and strength.
The primary capability gap and areas of interest is related to wearable TBI prevention medical devices that aid in preventing brain injuries that include, but are not limited to:
Technologies that can be safely worn by U.S. Service members for extended periods and will prevent and/or lessen the risk/severity of TBI’s when a Service Member is exposed to a potential concussive event(s) (ex: Blast, blunt, accelerative injury). The ideal medical device technology should be easily applied by front line users (eg: Infantry), safe, and not inhibit range of motion, impact health experienced on the battlefield, exacerbate injuries (ex: penetrating head injuries,) or compromise mission essential tasks.