Ruggedized IMU to Assess Movement Dysfunction

IAI wins contract to address the development and demonstration of a sensitive, clinically feasible, and ruggedized IMU system (with state of the art accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer capabilities) to assess acute movement dysfunction secondary to injury in a field environment.

Deployed military providers including physical and occupational therapists are increasingly consulted to provide timely, sensitive, evidence based, assessment and prognosis of Service Members injured in field training or operational environments from both combat and non-combat related injuries. While evaluation by a highly trained clinician, when available, is invaluable, subtle signs of instability are not often detectable to the human eye.

IAI will research a solution that includes using wearable IMU’s to assess postural and dynamic instability which can significantly increase sensitivity and objectivity in detecting subtle balance deficits post-concussion. Recent efforts to develop sensitive, clinically feasible, and ecologically valid return to duty (RTD) assessment measures for SM with post concussive sequelae have demonstrated the utility of IMU’s in both laboratory and clinical environments for characterizing subtle, duty limiting impairments.

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IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and its substantial intellectual property portfolio to excel in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors.