Warfighter In-Ear Exposure Sensors
Warfighter In-Ear Exposure Sensors
Warfighter In-Ear Exposure Sensors

August 20, 2021

DTS Developing In-Ear Exposure Sensors (IEES) to Help Protect Warfighters from Blast Injuries

As part of an SBIR contract through the Defense Health Agency, DTS is developing in-ear exposure sensors to help protect military personnel. DTS is proud to share the abstract we originally planned to present in-person at the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), which was unfortunately canceled this year due to the pandemic.

Detection and measurement of potential injury due to blast overpressure and blunt impact have been priorities of the US military for many years, especially since Operation Enduring Freedom. DTS has
developed a new, innovative 6DOF and blast dosimeter that is much smaller and more accurate than any other system. Testing of this device has proven that the prototype is able to both recognize and capture blast even at <1psi, which is a range not often captured by other devices. This dosimeter device, can be powered by a hearing aid battery and weighs <3g can be integrated with other protective equipment like helmets, footwear and tactical headsets while remaining unobtrusive to the wearer.

MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. The annual educational symposium brings together healthcare professionals, researchers, and DoD leaders. The original DTS Abstract was titled Standardization of Blast and Unconventional Exposure Novel Injuries – Developmental Efforts of In-Ear Exposure Sensors.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Kyvory Henderson: kyvory.henderson@dtsweb.com.

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