Blast Sensing Solutions
Advanced Materials and Devices, Inc. (AMAD) brings its innovative wearable three-dimensional (3-D) blast sensors to the warfighter and the public. Two lines of sensors with 3-D blast capturing capabilities are developed: OmniBlast Air and OmniBlast Water.
The OmniBlast Air and OmniBlast Water provide crucial blast exposure data for in-air and underwater blasts. The data enables the correlation of repeated blast exposure to injuries, as well as to structural damage.
Why Choose OmniBlast?
AMAD’s sensors have a unique sensing approach to capture blast waves regardless of orientation. The OmniBlast sensors will capture blast exposure data when the directionality of the blast source is unknown.
3-D Underwater Blast Sensor
OmniBlast Water - “Wearable Universal Blast Sensor,” patent application no. 63231371, pending, 2021
3-D In-Air Blast Sensor
OmniBlast Air - “Wearable Multi-Directional Blast Sensor,” patent application no. 63231380, pending, 2021
Slow Motion Video of an In-Air Blast Test
About Blast Exposure
420,000 cases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Service Members were reported between 2000 and 2020. It is estimated that a majority of TBIs are a result of blast exposure, with 70% of 43,852 participants screened for a TBI having a blast-related injury. There is a need for a wearable blast sensor and medical database to correlate the blast exposure amplitude to the severity of the injury.
 DoD Numbers for Traumatic Brain Injury Worldwide – Totals Report, Health.mil, 2020.
Pipps, H. et al, “Characteristics and Impact of US Military Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review,” Frontiers in Neurology, 02 November, 2020,