Blast Gauge®, S2, (Set of 3)
Item code: 75010
Description of the Blast Gauge® S2:
The Blast Gauge® System is a 3-sensor set worn on the helmet, chest, and shoulder that logs pressure and acceleration from exposure to explosive blasts. Green, yellow, and red status LEDs provide instant exposure triage data at the press of a button. A micro-USB connection allows full time-based data to be later analyzed by medical personnel for detailed post-event analysis. Made entirely in the United States, the technology can aid in the identification of brain injuries long before physical and cognitive symptoms arise.
Three versions of the Blast Gauge® exist to meet the needs of both military and law enforcement agencies. The Standard (S1) Blast Gauge was designed with military in mind. It’s optimized for extra-long battery life and to capture more powerful events that a soldier might encounter. Designed for law enforcement agencies and/or research purposes, the High Sensitivity (H1) Blast Gauge® features a more responsive sensor to capture smaller blasts that an officer might encounter. Intended for military use, the most advanced Blast Gauge® is the High-G (S2). An updated version of the S1, these gauges feature increased accuracy and longer battery life.
OFFICIAL BLAST GAUGE TRAINING VIDEO:
Specifications and product Information Sheets:
Features of the Blast Gauge® S2:
- Military Applications Specifications Sheet - (Click Here)
- Law Enforcement Applications Specifications Sheet - (Click Here)
- Training Applications Specifications Sheet - (Click Here)
Soldiers and Personnel:
- Triage Capable: Lights activated via recessed button;
- Exposure Tailored Treatment: Data transferred to PC for Detailed event analysis;
- Durable: Fully encapsulated design withstands weather and impact;
- Automated: Blast over-pressure and acceleration automatically collected and classified;
- Re-programmable: Load latest algorithms at time of activation;
- Small: Less than one cubic inch and weighing less than one ounce;
- Flexible: Instantly mounts to helmet, gear and vehicles;
- Inexpensive: Quickly outfit deployed troops/officers.
- Disposable: Predictable performance without legacy logistics.
- Traceable: soldier/Officer privacy protected;
- Multipurpose: Route clearance, training, SOF, breaching, SWAT, bomb squad.
Training and Drills:
- The flexible mounting design permits tool-free attachment to any helmet strap, Velcro® strip, or PALS webbing.
- Three (3) models of the Blast Gauge™ System (S1, S2, H1) record data with normal, high sensitivity, and High-G acceleration.
- LED triage lights are activated via an environmentally sealed recessed button, aiding quick decision-making.
Medics and EMTs:
- Verify Minimum Safe Distance (MSD) and ensure a stack is breaching safely.
- Deploy flash-bangs with confidence by knowing over-pressure levels based on size of room.
- Locate the best places to stand in a room during explosive breach and entry.
- Provide key information on blast exposure to both instantly assist the trauma team in triage and provide details on a PC to aid in treatment. Data can be added to a permanent health records to track cumulative blast exposure for correlation to long-term effects.
- Prove a breach in a civilian locale didn’t cause shock-wave damage with accurate over-pressure measurements.
- Quantify and reduce a trainee’s exposure to over-pressure while in your training regimen and under your supervision.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
- The Blast Gauge® System is helping study the effects of artillery on the soldiers who operate these weapons.
- Research is showing that in certain spaces, even small arms fire can cause significant over-pressure that can injure personnel.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an explosive blast remains a significant problem for Police Officer and military personnel, especially those involved in counter insurgency operations. Mild to moderate TBI may be difficult to detect immediately post event, with cognitive or motor deficits manifesting weeks or months later. The wide variability in explosions and physical configurations during a blast, coupled with variability in human response to each blast, makes understanding blast TBI a significant challenge. Understanding this complex problem requires logging of exposure coupled with long-term tracking of soldier health to correlate blast exposure with injury. Wide deployment of sensors is critical to build a robust understanding of the exposures that lead to this problem and to enable better prediction of injury based on information from the blast.