Redondo Optics Inc. (ROI), proposes to develop, demonstrate, and deliver to NASA an intrinsically safe, miniature, low power, autonomous, and self-calibrated, respiratory health monitor (ResHealthTM
) system for monitoring of the oronasal activity associated with respiratory activity during extravehicular activity (EVA) sorties on Lunar surface exploration. In Phase I of this program, ROI will conclusively demonstrate the concept of the ResHealthTM
monitoring device by extensively testing a conceptual prototype of a multi-sensor array microchip and optoelectronic sensor readout unit capable of detecting, analyzing, and separating vital respiratory activity signatures associated with inspiratory and expiratory air flow. In Phase II, ROI will integrate the ResHealthTM
monitoring device into a field deployable autonomous unit and installed and qualified on a spacesuit PLSS system at a selected NASA test site and delivered to NASA for performance validation. The ResHealthTM
system's wireless communication mode offers true Tele-medicine capabilities to communicate remotely its sensor status and alarm condition to the crewmember EMU computer control and communications system, to other close proximity crewmembers, lunar habitat stations, and to flight doctors in the Mission Control Center. No other available commercial device on the market today offers such capabilities at an affordable cost.