The Blast Gauge System A REVOLUTIONARY ADVANCEMENT IN EXPLOSISIVE BLAST MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE

A REVOLUTIONARY ADVANCEMENT IN EXPLOSIVE BLAST MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE

Developed in conjunction with DARPA, the Blast Gauge® System was initially deployed by the U.S. Army to measure blast overpressure that troops experienced from IED detonations and incoming fire. The Blast Gauge System’s 2011 fielding led to a shocking discovery:

75% of the recorded blast exposures were from service members using their own heavy weapons during training and combat.

With emerging research showing that repetitive, low-level blast exposures from heavy weapons can lead to long-term neurodegenerative disease, troops continue to face an invisible threat.

RECOILLESS RIFLES & SHOULDER FIRED ROCKETS

5 – 13 psi
5x
per day

MORTAR & ARTILLERY
ROUNDS

1.3 – 3 psi
30-300x
per day
multiple times/week

RECOILLESS RIFLES & SHOULDER FIRED ROCKETS

1 – 13 psi
16x
per training event

Product Overview

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The Blast Gauge System is a set of three lightweight wearable sensors that measure blast overpressure. The captured data is analyzed and stored on data monitoring software to improve future operations, training, and research.

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01. Blast Occurs
The Blast Gauge System records exposure data that may correlate to TBI.

02. LED Feedback
Upon request, the devices emit a green, amber, or red light based on blast severity.

03. Wireless Scan
Get more info on-site or back at base with our free proprietary software.

04. Document Exposure
Add blast data to permanent medical records or use for research.

Features & Benefits

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Wide Pressure Measurement Range
Capturing full spectrum of pressure exposures from 0.5 psi – 110 psi and High-G acceleration

Rapid Sampling Rate For Both Overpressure And Acceleration
Maximized resolution of blast wave mapping

Dashboard Software Compatible With COTS Devices
Android and Windows flexibility

Low Profile/Weight With Battery Life Up To 1-Year
No impact on mission or operational tempo

Commercial And Military Variants
Low-signature wireless Bluetooth communications

Proprietary Blast Wave Contextualization Algorithm
Proven accuracy of lab-grade sensors

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b3-logo-whiteBlackBox Biometrics® Partnership with CSI

BlackBox Biometrics (B3) developed the Blast Gauge System as the foundation for advanced research into the mechanisms of blast-related brain injury for soldiers and first responders.

Knowing CSI’s leadership in blast mitigation of IED threats, B3 has chosen to partner with CSI to improve blast safety and risk mitigation for at-risk personnel.

$440M
Annual treatment costs for TBI and PTSD

Source: Vyas et al.

940,000
Veterans on disability for PTSD

Source: Military Times

A Lesson From the Past

With over 383,000 service members diagnosed with TBI since 2000, blast related brain injury evokes the discovery of radiation health hazards from World Wars era.

Although film badges were introduced in the 1920s to measure radiation exposure, this data was not used to create safe radiation exposure limits until 40 years later at the expense of countless exposed service members and civilians.

We Can Be Faster

Through the Blast Gauge System, B3 and CSI strive to inform blast safety protocols and establish preventative blast safety in a fraction of the time so that history does not repeat itself.

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