Mobile Virtual Interactive Presence Capability for Combat Casualty Care

Period of Performance: 09/18/2015 - 04/20/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Neya Systems, LLC
145 Lake Drive Array
Wexford, PA 15090
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Neya Systems, LLC proposes RACC: Remote Assistance for Casualty Care. Our approach demonstrates a remote virtualized presence for medical expertise over a limited bandwidth communications link. A Medical Officer annotates an incoming video stream with procedural information for a full spectrum of medical demonstrations from simple text to manipulation via captured hand gestures. The annotations are parameterized and spatially registered to the casualty using extracted salient features alleviating the need to transmit video back to the field medic. Neya has significant expertise in video compression, limited bandwidth communications, mobile application development, and state of the art video and image processing. The output of a successful Phase I program will be a demonstration of an Android-based device showing remote annotation aids from a Medical Officer over a bandwidth-limited communication network (simulating the target hardware) positioning us for a Phase II effort implementing additional annotations and demonstrating on real hardware.