Imperceptible Fabric-Integrated Wireless Batteryfree Fiber Temperature Sensor System (fID-T) for Remote Frostbite Detection and Prevention
Award last edited on: 9/21/2023

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Gabriel Loke

Company Information

International Fabric Machines Inc

100 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
   (617) 717-4754
Location: Single
Congr. District: 07
County: Middlesex

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Start Date: 9/15/2022    Completed: 1/15/2025
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Direct to Phase II

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Contract Number: W81XWH-22-C-0104
Start Date: 9/15/2022    Completed: 1/15/2025
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As reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, cold injuries, such as frostbite, trench foot, and frostnips, or cold-induced injuries, such as loss of cognition leading to falls, can happen to anyone exposed to cold temperatures. International Fabric Machines (IFM) has developed a wireless and battery-free functional-fiber fabric-based temperature sensing system (fID-T) that supervisors/medics can use to remotely identify workers/soldiers with dangerously low foot and/or hand temperatures or any body regions that are at-risk of cold injuries. This information will then enable timely, targeted interventions, such as increasing physical activity and changing socks and/or glove liners, which will significantly reduce the risk of frostbite and maintain optimal worker/soldier and small unit performance.