Blast Traumatic Brain Injury:
An Occupational Hazard
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an explosive blast remains a significant problem for military and law enforcement personnel exposed to harmful levels of blast shockwaves, especially those involved in operations and training. A blast shockwave can cause a series of complex mechanical and physical reactions in the brain. Mild to moderate TBI may be difficult to detect immediately post event, with cognitive or motor deficits manifesting weeks or months later. Additionally, scientific studies have linked repetitive overpressure exposure to structural changes in the brain, increased risk of PTSD, acceleration of age-associated neurological disorders, and concussion symptoms, highlighting the need for individualized blast surveillance similar to radiation badge programs. Because it is not practical to provide protection from the occupational hazard of blast shockwaves, monitoring and documenting exposure to identify individuals at risk for TBI is paramount.
The Blast GaugeÂ® System is the complete solution for measuring blast exposure.
Each gauge weighs less than an ounce and takes up less than one cubic inch of space, and its flexible mounting design allows tool-free attachment to helmets, PALS webbing, or physical structures like vehicles and buildings.
The Blast Gauge System is member tested and recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and is deployed among U.S. Special Forces, the U.S. Army, several international militaries, and law enforcement agencies around the globe. It is proudly made in the USA.
WIRELESS BLAST GAUGE SYSTEM
The new, Wireless Blast GaugeÂ® System incorporates enhanced features including wireless communication capabilities to smart devices and a longer battery life, offering industry-leading performance, lowest system cost, and minimal ongoing logistical support requirements.