(PRWEB) April 09, 2014
The Blast Gauge System developed by BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. (B3) was recently cited as “revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)”, with regards to the system’s data capture capabilities used to detect events related to injury.The article, published by The Daily Beast on March 23, 2014, details B3’s pioneering efforts on overpressure and TBI and the vast contribution the technology has already had on the welfare of Soldiers.
The Blast Gauge System provides the capability to capture complex data on an otherwise invisible threat, by recording a service member's exposure to blast overpressure. With the push of a button, the gauge emits a discreet visual cue alerting unit medics and leadership when further evaluation is required, guiding triage and treatment for damage that can result from these concussive forces. It’s already in use in every branch of the US Armed Forces, internationally, and in all levels of Law Enforcement, from local to federal.
The prevalence of injury due to explosive blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan is significant. In the latest report on blast injuries by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), “Gulf war and health, volume 9: Long-term effects of blast exposures”, explosive weaponry is stated to account for 75% of all U.S. Military combat injuries and deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. The distinct injury landscape of modern war has created a grave need for The Blast Gauge System. Further exemplifying this necessity, are IOM’s recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, and research of blast injuries.
Of these recommendations, the IOM not only recommends using a system “that measures essential components of blast and characteristics of exposure environment,” but also critical research using the data that is recorded. All of the IOM’s recommendations come from a need to better understand the medical impacts of explosive blasts due to its suspected importance in the long-term care of service members. B3’s Blast Gauge System is a pivotal technology that is providing invaluable data for the triage and treatment advances in blast TBI.
About BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. (B3):
BlackBox Biometrics (B3) specializes in developing innovative technology that measures the unseen impact of concussive injuries, aiding in triage and treatment. The Blast Gauge System is a revolutionary advancement in explosive blast detection, enabling recognition of exposure and potential for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Military and Law Enforcement. The system captures complex data associated with concussive events, providing medical personnel with digital information to better understand the event, ultimately leading to faster and more accurate treatment.