Industry Program 2022
The Industry 2022 Solicitation has been extended to May 16, 2022 at 5 pm Eastern due to a SurveyMonkey error. Please see the amended solicitation below.
This solicitation is composed of two research topics:
Research Topic 1: Use a mixed reality platform to develop the capability for a “doctor over-the-shoulder” that allows a human medical expert to real-time guide and annotate medical tasks and procedures to an astronaut on lunar missions.
Research Topic 2: Develop minimally obtrusive ingestible, implantable, or contactless medical monitoring capabilities with ideal technical characteristics for lunar missions and lunar surface activities without any real-time support from Earth or mission control.
TRISH is seeking new ideas that will support astronauts and commercial crew during lunar missions lasting up to 30 days. Overall, this will require a combination of physiological monitoring, prevention, detection of deteriorations or diagnosis of deteriorations problems, and potentially countermeasures to help astronauts to address any medical conditions that emerge in flight. TRISH seeks unique ideas that show strong promise for reducing medical or EVA risks for lunar missions.
A well-written project description must include sections that outline:
- A detailed project description of the work to be done over one year. This project description should be achievable and credible.
- A description of how the products of this work will advance healthcare use cases in space, as well as on Earth. An understanding of the applicability to the US health market is expected. An attempt should be made to explain the applicability of this work to space health needs.
- Project data anticipated and an understanding of what is needed to access that data. Astronaut or flight data is very difficult to access within one year.
- Clear project Milestones.
- Anticipated IRB or IACUC needs (if any) and access to academic or commercial options. Proposals using vertebrate animals must address the five points outlined in the Vertebrate Animal Scientific Review (VASR) instructional document posted alongside this document. This response is limited to two pages.
- Project Deliverables outlining the products of the funding including the state of the product and any future milestones anticipated for further development or validation.
- Overall, this document should be self-contained and understandable without additional investigation outside of the proposal.
- Please remember to describe the proposed work as if the reader has never heard of the proposing team or the idea.
- Please also note that reviewers will not assume that a proposer can do anything that does not also provide some proof of capability.
Eligibility of Applicants
All categories of United States (U.S.) companies are eligible to submit proposals. International (non-U.S.) entities may not submit in response to this call as the proposing institution. See additional guidelines on international participation here: https://spacehealth.bcm.edu/res/p/applicantfaq/. Principal Investigators may collaborate with universities, the private sector, and federal, state, and local government laboratories. In all such arrangements, the applying company is expected to be responsible for administering the project.
Present or prior NASA or TRISH support of research or training is not a prerequisite for submission of a proposal. Previous experience in space-related research is not required for submission or funding of a proposal. TRISH is particularly interested in investigators that are new to space biomedical research.