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  • Writer's pictureAMAD, INC.

Introducing the Human Blast Surrogate The OmniBlast™ BOB

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

We are proud to announce a major milestone at Advanced Materials and Devices, Inc. (AMAD)—the development of the OmniBlast™ BOB Surrogate (Blast Overpressure Body), a groundbreaking innovation designed to enhance the safety and protection of our military personnel against blast-related threats.

AMAD's OmniBlast BOB Blast Surrogate
AMAD's OmniBlast BOB Blast Surrogate

A New Era in Blast Safety

The OmniBlast™ BOB represents a significant advancement in our ongoing efforts to understand and mitigate the impacts of blast exposure on our Warfighters. Developed with the support of Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I and recently awarded II funding, this project is a testament to our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions for blast safety.


Integrating Proven Technologies

At the heart of the OmniBlast™ BOB is an integration of AMAD’s proven OmniBlast™ sensors, the OmniBlast™ controller with wireless data transmission, and the OmniBlast™ Sensor Manager mobile application software, modified to suit the unique requirements of this surrogate system. The OmniBlast™ air sensors are strategically placed throughout the surrogate, while the OmniBlast™ water sensors are utilized for in-brain measurements, ensuring comprehensive coverage and accurate surface and internal blast pressure measurements.










A Step Closer to Realism

We have incorporated a brain simulant material and specially constructed head and torso to mimic human response to blast exposure closely. This approach allows us to provide realistic in-brain and body blast pressure responses, which will be verified against human and animal models, ensuring that the data we gather is both accurate and reliable.


Focused on the Future

The OmniBlast™ BOB is not just a human surrogate; it is a crucial tool in our ongoing quest to safeguard the health and well-being of our Warfighters. By providing a realistic and reliable means of testing and evaluating blast exposure and PPE, we are laying the groundwork for enhanced protective measures and a safer future for our military personnel.


We are proud to introduce the OmniBlast™ BOB to the world, and we look forward to the positive impacts it will have on Warfighter safety and blast protection. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of blast safety.

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