ROCHESTER, New York, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc., the world leader in systems that measure unseen concussive forces, presents their newest innovation at Future Forces 2016 Hall 4, Booth # 408 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Wireless Blast Gauge System is the world's only system that directly addresses the growing concern over repetitive blast overpressure exposure. It documents long-term trends of exposure to help identify warfighters at risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and long-term neurological disorders.
Recent scientific studies have linked repetitive overpressure exposure to structural changes in the brain, increased risk of PTSD, acceleration of age-associated neurological disorders, and concussion symptoms. These studies highlight the need for individualized blast exposure surveillance programs that advance warfighter performance while preserving long-term health.https://blastgauge.com/tbi/
In both training and operations, the Wireless Blast Gauge System provides immediate, objective documentation of exposures over time to guide triage, inform adjustments to tactics and training, and aid in treatment.
Blast exposure surveillance programs, similar to those implemented for radiation safety, allow medics and leaders to trace emergent symptoms to past blast exposure, while enabling longitudinal surveillance. These important actions ultimately minimize risk of TBI and progressive neurodegenerative diseases. Documenting exposure history can also guide the application of future protective and restorative therapies for the warfighter.
These programs can now be run efficiently thanks to significant upgrades to the previous generation of the Blast Gauge System platform. This new technology features secure, optional wireless connectivity for instant data download to iOS devices or smart devices running Android™, enabling faster, proactive decisions that could reduce the risk of TBI. The system also features an extended battery life designed to last a full deployment in the world's harshest environments.
Since its introduction in 2011, the Blast Gauge System has pioneered blast measurement enabling advanced research into the mechanisms of blast-related brain injury and safe exposure levels. The Blast Gauge System has been fielded by all branches of the United States Military, more than 10 different international militaries, and multiple Special Forces units.
BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. is the world leader in innovative systems that measure unseen concussive forces. The use of their systems revealed a latent threat whose significance emerged from parallel scientific studies, uncovering the dangers of repetitive exposure. Dedicated to positive change, impact, and above all, force preservation, BlackBox Biometrics is a group of like-minded individuals with the collective goal of improving lives through the creation of innovative technology.
SOURCE BlackBox Biometrics