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Traumatic Brain Injury Field Assessment Program (TBI-FAP)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) assessment

Description: A far-forward (Role 1/Role 2) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) assessment and monitoring device that enables medical personnel to objectively and rapidly assess conscious/unconscious Warfighters exposed to a potentially concussive event. The device will show evidence of brain hemorrhage (informing both size and location) and swelling throughout the cranial vault to assist in triage, treatment, and evacuation decisions in large scale combat operations (LSCO). Additionally, the capability will assess and monitor cognitive function and other mild TBI-relevant domains to inform progressive return to activity. The capability will be portable for use by medics far forward on the battlefield and have a low logistical footprint.

Requirement: Reduce the burden on medical assets by speeding triage, reducing unnecessary evacuations, and facilitating proper TBI care earlier and more accurately.

The TBI-FAP will enable Army modernization goals as follows:

  • Optimizing evacuation, informing triage, reducing burden on medical assets by expediting triage, reducing unnecessary evacuations, and facilitating proper TBI care earlier and more accurately.
  • Serving as adjunct to clinical practice within multidomain (MDO), LSCO and prevent unnecessary medical evacuations to higher roles of care, thereby enabling better utilization of existing resources and maintaining combat power.
  • Providing a low logistical footprint and affordable system lifecycle cost.



Last Modified Date: 07/09/2024
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