Wireless Blast Gauge
Item Number: 5764
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 Gauge® System is the complete solution for measuring blast exposure.
The Blast Gauge System is a 3-sensor set
worn on the helmet, chest, and shoulder that logs pressure and
acceleration from exposure to explosive blasts. Green, yellow, and red
status LEDs provide instant exposure data at the press of a button. A
micro-USB connection allows full time-based data to be later analyzed by
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
The Solution for Military & Law Enforcement
- Triage Capable – Wirelessly or via recessed button.
- Exposure Tailored Treatment – Data transferred wirelessly to mobile app or via USB to PC for detailed event analysis.
- Durable – Fully encapsulated design withstands weather and impact.
- Automated – Blast overpressure and acceleration automatically collected and classified.
- Reprogrammable – Load latest algorithms at time of activation.
- Small – Less than two cubic inches.
- Flexible – Instantly mounts to helmet, gear and vehicles.
- Inexpensive – Quickly outfit deployed troops.
- Secure – Operator privacy protected.
- Multipurpose – Route clearance, training, SOF, breaching, SWAT, bomb squad.
- Made in USA – Proudly keeping jobs at home.
Improve tactics, techniques, and procedures
Minimize exposures and preserve performance
Securely interrogate wirelessly or via button push, aiding quick decision making
Blast exposure to aid in treatment
Blast overpressure, acceleration, and body loading data for detailed event analysis
Optional wireless connectivity to a PC or iOS/Android handheld to download blast information to user-friendly app
Non-rechargeable battery designed for military extremes, lasts a full deployment and minimizes logistics
Fully encapsulated design withstands weather and blast
Easily attaches to helmets, gear, structures, and vehicles
Operator privacy protected
Fielded by the U.S. Military
SAFER TRAINING & DRILLS
Know your safe distance
Ensure appropriate Minimum Safe
Distance for your stack
Measure flashbang shockwaves
Deploy flashbangs with confidence by knowing overpressure levels based on size and configuration of room
Map your environment
Locate the best places to stand in a room during an explosive breach and entry
Monitor repetitive exposure from weapons
Track overpressure exposure from artillery, mortar, shoulder fired weapons, and small arms fire on operators
Triage wirelessly or with a button push
Instantly assist the trauma team in guiding triage with objective blast exposure data
Maintain your unit’s peak performance
Track personnel to identify those at-risk and proactively manage the level of exposure and subsequent wellness
Reduce property damage claims
Monitor a breach or controlled destination in a civilian locale to ensure it didn’t cause shockwave damage
Protect your operators
Reduce exposures to mitigate long-term implications of the occupation
Ensure operators get evaluated for the long-term care they deserve with objective measures documenting occupational exposure
Inexpensive and easy-to-use tool anyone can use for research into vulnerability, survivability, and lethality related to explosives, protective materials, vehicles, and weapon systems
WIRELESS BLAST GAUGE SYSTEM
The new, Wireless Blast Gauge® 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.
- Overpressure range: 0.5 psi – 110 psi
- Pressure resolution: 0.05 psi
- Acceleration: High-G
- Battery: Lasts more than a year