NASA SBIR 2020-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
20-2- H12.05-4929
Phase 1 Contract #:
80NSSC20C0530
Subtopic Title:
Autonomous Medical Operations
Proposal Title:
Autonomous Medical Response Agent (AMRA) for Prolonged Field Care in Space

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Nahlia Inc
          
   
Address:
          
95 1st Street, Suite 240, Los Altos, CA 94022
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 936-6237                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Jayant Menon
          
   
E-mail:
          
jayant@nahlia.com
          
   
Address:
          
95 1st Street, Suite 240, CA 94022 - 2765
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 936-6237                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Jayant Menon
          
   
E-mail:
          
jayant@nahlia.com
          
   
Address:
          
95 1st Street, Suite 240, CA 94022 - 2765
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 936-6237                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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End: 6
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

In previous TRISH and NASA funded efforts, Nahlia has developed nested logic, Bayesian algorithms and software, to dynamically analyze and deliver evidence based clinical decision support to control evolving medical situations. This Autonomous Medical Response Agent (AMRA) was further advanced in phase I SBIR based on military Prolonged Field Care principles for autonomous field medical care. AMRA provides coordinated mission guidance for multiple caregivers, a clinical case simulator to systematically and verifiably improve AMRA’s decision structure, and an integrated clinical case-based training feature to maintain optimal human-machine performance for autonomous medical operations.

Phase II work focuses on expanding AMRA’s probabilistic structure to include parallel feedback control, Bayesian nested hidden state networks capable of providing resource constrained clinical decision support to optimize the health state of Astronauts. Learning and path optimization algorithms in AMRA will extend longevity and usability of AMRA. The efficacy and validity of AMRA will be demonstrated with an experienced NASA Flight Surgeon and non-clinician astronaut-like users at the Naval Post Graduate School.

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Autonomous Medical Response Agent addresses multiple NASA HRP Gaps: Medical-101,201, 301, 401,601,701

Remote field applications to assist flight surgeons on HISEAS, or McMurdo Station

Autonomous medical response system has the potential to aid astronauts on long duration missions to the Moon and Mars.

 

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

DoD: Prolonged field care practitioners, Undersea Submarine Medical Caregivers, Air Force pararescue

Civilian: aeromedical evacuation, rural/indigenous peoples care, international disaster relief, prison health systems

Commercial: Assist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, health insurance to predict costs of care

 

 

 

          
          
     
Duration:     24
          
          

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