||Marshall Space Flight Center
1998 Phase III
WARP 10 Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
The WARP [Warfighter Accelerated
Recovery by Photobiomodulation] 10 is a high-intensity, portable LED
unit intended for treatment of chronic pain by emitting energy in the
near-infrared (IR) spectrum for the temporary relief of minor muscle
and joint pain. It can be utilized for muscle spasms, arthritis, and
to temporarily increase local blood circulation where applied.
Application of WARP 10
- The WARP 10 produces more than
80 times more photon energy than a 250W heat lamp and 6.4 times
more than the Solar Air-Mass 1.5 standard. This power advantage
reduces the time required for each therapeutic dose and provides
for faster multi-dose exposures where required without the harmful
effects of ultraviolet solar radiation.
- Technology/company founder Ron Ignatius received 2006 Tibbetts Awad in recognition of SBIR contributions.
- QDI has been awarded several
domestic and foreign patents, with others pending, for the use of
its core technology in medical and agriculture research. QDI's SpectraLife®
lighting systems are considered gold standards for photobiomodulation
research and photodynamic therapy.
- The WARP 10 has received FDA
clearance as safe and effective for its intended use.
- Product offering is currently
available through the QDI Web page at: www.quantumdev.com.
- LED research for the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) centered on assisting
armed forces personnel on the front lines with immediate first aid
and care for minor injuries and pain, thereby improving endurance
in combat situations.
- While under contract to NASA,
QDI's LEDs have been utilized as part of a cancer treatment known
as photodynamic therapy as well as for treatments for hard-to-heal
wounds and oral mucositis (a result of high-dose chemotherapy).
The mucositis response to the LED energy provided the accelerated
healing response that the DARPA laser eye injury program is based
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