Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need
Award last edited on: 4/26/2021

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Principal Investigator
Douglas Adams

Company Information

Ace Running LLC

33 Shellburne Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803
   (302) 521-8323
Location: Single
Congr. District: 00

Phase I

Contract Number: FA8649-19-P-A056
Start Date: 8/15/2019    Completed: 8/15/2020
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Our innovative 3D Motion Analysis technology allows for fast and efficient screening of running technique in military personnel that has previously not been available to this scale. We propose providing education and training on our portable 3D Motion Analysis technology to military personnel to explore new ways to utilize this technology. The education and training will focus on ways to identify risk factors in movement patterns and running technique that increases forces on the body or reduce the ability to handle stresses placed on the body while running. The aim of this phase 1 submission is to create a memorandum of understanding with our current prospective user of the 3D Motion Analysis system and to explore new prospective users in other units and agencies.

Phase II

Contract Number: FA8649-20-C-0064
Start Date: 5/1/2020    Completed: 8/31/2021
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It is estimated that 60% of Airmen will get a running related injury every year. Many of these are preventable injuries that burden medical and fitness professionals and impact combat readiness and a soldier’s ability to deploy. The injuries are also costly, with studies showing injuries from basic training costing the Air Force more than $43 million/year. Trace 3D offers a scalable, individualized solution that can help alleviate these injuries while also boosting combat readiness and running related performance. The goal for this Phase II proposal is to modify an existing commercial product (Trace 3D) with new algorithms that will categorize Airmen into running styles, and provide individualized plans to improve running form and a reduction in running related injury. A mobile application will also be created to maximize compliance with the prescribed program. Five Air National Guard bases have been identified as test sites for the modified Trace 3D system with Airmen who have under-performed on the run portion of fitness tests or are returning from injury. The goal is to increase the pass rate on the run portion of the fitness test and decreases in injury rates.