HitCheck, a mobile app that health care providers and athletic trainers use as a cognitive assessment tool, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by AFWERX (a United States Air Force program with the goal of fostering innovation within the service).
The contract will be performed with the 59th Medical Wing, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics.
“We are honored to continue our work with the US Department of Defense through this SBIR Phase II contract,” said HitCheck Co-Founder/CEO, Mike Piha. “Our mobile cognitive assessment technology will enhance the neurological health and well-being of Airmen and ensure peak performance to support warfighter readiness while utilizing a personal smartphone.”
HitCheck was selected by the DoD for a $1.25 Million award to develop its cognitive assessment aid for the US Air Force. HitCheck will work closely with its Air Force partner on the mission impact for the Air Force and the DoD to provide a customized mobile, deployable concussion solution to aid in Airmen’s concussion screening, recovery and fulfill a high priority medical capability gap to deployed servicemen. The goal of the project is to deploy HitCheck as a telemedicine platform to Airmen to provide remote concussion assessment capabilities.
This is the fourth US Military award for HitCheck, following two previous SBIR Phase I awards and a US Army contract developing the “HHITT Military” app for a clinical trial.
In addition to this award, HitCheck is also currently raising money and accepting investors in a successful equity crowdfunding campaign through the popular StartEngine platform. Through the first 60 days, they have raised over $70,000.