We are BlackBox Biometrics
MEASURING THE UNSEEN
BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. was founded in 2011 with the goal of providing objective data to aid the triage and medical treatment associated with today’s signature war wound: traumatic brain injury (TBI).
At the time when the Iraq War was nearing an end and the United States was ten-years into war in Afghanistan, over 200,000 U.S. service members had already been diagnosed with TBI. With nothing available to measure the blasts that often cause undetectable head injuries, soldiers and medical personnel were forced to face the effects of these injuries with inconsistent and subjective data.
Seeing this need and the opportunity to improve the lives of soldiers and their families, BlackBox Biometrics set out to Measure the Unseen. Funded by a DARPA grant, a small team assembled to develop a solution providing better triage data. The result was the Blast Gauge® System, a revolutionary sensor that has since been outfitted on U.S. Special Forces, the Army, and SWAT teams across the nation. Coupled with proprietary software, the complete system captures and interprets complex data associated with concussive events. Since its introduction, the Blast Gauge System has pioneered blast measurement enabling advanced research into the mechanisms of blast-related brain injuries and safe exposure levels.
Today, BlackBox Biometrics continues to be the industry leader in measuring the unseen impact of concussive forces. Our talented team is comprised of like-minded individuals—in engineering, operations, and business—all with the collective goal of improving lives through the creation of innovative technology.
This study reports findings of a trial using the Blast Gauge System by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with troops deployed in Afghanistan from September 2012 to December 2013. The study proved the ability to “capture blast dose data in the field and the capability of the devices to assist in the prioritization of medical […]