Project Announcement: Advanced Rescue and Emergency Response Litter

The primary objective of this project is to provide an increased statistical rate of survival for those people recovered from traumatic accidents by developing a new combat litter technical solution that enhances the current Army system.

Urban emergency responders with high-tech gurneys do not fit the needs of remote emergency responders who have low-tech litters.  Today’s litter is a ridged cage with little to nothing in place for further injury mitigation caused from vibration or shock loads induced during transport of the victim.

This project will look at multi modal forces and vibration on the body and develop a modular vibration mitigation system that will establish a barrier to absorb vibrational force between the injured body and litter.  Efforts will focus on component materials, attach points and durability to reduce vertical shock inputs to the body.  The modular design, vibration mitigation and protection will directly translate to improvements in the civilian sector for remote rescue units, urban casualty transport, and air evacuation scenarios.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact John Keippala by June 30, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).