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Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $450,294)

The goal of this effort is to develop an automated standoff detection technology to assist both medical and correctional personnel in identifying physiological changes in an individual directly associated with asphyxia. Monitoring and detection system for prisoner suicide consisting of an optimized range-gated radar with adaptive learning and classification algorithms.
The majority of the users of this technology will be corrections and medical personel.

The deliverable to the government does not include a working system, only a report and a demonstration. Demonstration of a motion sensing system prototype that is capable of capturing respiration and breathing, raw data and results for the NIH Data Resource Program, and a final report summarizing the design effort, system architecture, and future work.

The majority of the users of this technology will be local law enforcement.


Date Created: September 12, 2007