NASA SBIR 2020-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
20-2- H12.05-6577
Phase 1 Contract #:
80NSSC20C0541
Subtopic Title:
Autonomous Medical Operations
Proposal Title:
Intelligent Medical Crew Assistant (IMCA)

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Tietronix Software, Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77058
          
   
Phone:
          
(281) 461-9300                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
William Buras
          
   
E-mail:
          
william.buras@tietronix.com
          
   
Address:
          
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, TX 77058 - 2794
          
   
Phone:
          
(281) 461-9300                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Victor Tang
          
   
E-mail:
          
victor.tang@tietronix.com
          
   
Address:
          
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, TX 77058 - 2794
          
   
Phone:
          
(281) 404-7222                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

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

Our proposed concept is the Intelligent Medical Crew Assistant (IMCA), which is an intuitive, adaptive, voice-interactive intelligent user interface that functions as a virtual medical officer to enable enhanced crew medical autonomy.  By developing this important front-end technology, IMCA promises to seamlessly integrate these tools and resources to support longitudinal crew monitoring, health maintenance, medical care and emergency response as well as optimization of resources for long-duration human spaceflight. IMCA, utilizes an integrated set of technological brick components aimed at providing support to the crew with respect to medical operations. The first component is a Dialog based/Voice enabled intelligent assistant with Natural Language Processing and intents identification. Crew can ask any question with respect to the medical procedures, inventory of medical supplies, their health monitoring, and recommended counter measures. The second technology brick is an AR enabled Electronic Procedures platform containing a repository of the medical procedures, an execution engine, an Augmented Reality device and software to guide the crew during the procedure execution. This component is able to provide Just-in-Time Training (JITT) for medical procedures using AR or/and VR glasses. A third brick is an Adaptive User Interface, adapting training or procedure execution to the level of expertise and cognitive workload of the crew. Our IMCA integrates with the EHR/EMR and medical inventory system in to monitor the health of the astronauts and help them identify resources needed for medical procedures. Machine Learning algorithms provide indications adverse medical conditions using individual crew health monitoring data. By having the data and procedural guidance when they need it, in a format optimized to each respective crewmembers skills and UI/UX preferences, crew will be able to more effectively operate autonomously and achieve both health hand mission goals.

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

NASA's multi-destination human space exploration strategy as well as its ambitious program of innovative robotics missions will challenge engineers to develop these new and complex systems with advanced capabilities. The agency is exploring multiple destinations. It plans to conduct increasingly complex missions to a range of destinations beyond low Earth orbit (LEO), including cis-lunar space, Gateway,  near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), the moon, and Mars and its moons. VULCAN will be one of the medical tools for the Journey to Mars in the 2030s.

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

Non-NASA applications are in DoD, and VA that use medical equipment and medical procedures to treat patients with a limited number of medical experts. Our product incorporates the intelligence of the medical experts to achieve high quality healthcare with an accurate, efficient process. Clinics, hospitals and medical device companies are the target customers of IMCA.

          
          
     
Duration:     24
          
          

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