MTTI Awarded Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Phase I STTR was completed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ

Coralville, IA (Sept. 25, 2021) – VitaliSee, a division of Malum Terminus Technologies Incorporated that has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software platform to optimize health and human performance and prevent injuries, recently completed Phase I of the Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer. 

The project, titled, “Leveraging Next Generation Artificial Intelligence to Improve Readiness,” employed an eight-month observational study which investigated the treatment effects of physical therapy interventions on pain and injury indicators of United States Air Force (USAF) service members. During the study, VitaliSee was used on volunteer service members and was able to discover the most distinguishable markers leading to musculoskeletal injury and detected meaningful changes in screening covariates upon the longitudinal treatments.

“We are pleased with the results of Phase 1, and we look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Department of Defense to keep our service members healthy and ready to perform,” said VitaliSee CEO Scott Keplinger.  

VitaliSee uses patent-pending AI technical advancements to successfully predict who will get injured, when the injury may occur, and why there is risk for the injury in the first place.

Given the high incidence of musculoskeletal injuries among USAF pilots, specifically in the neck and lower back, and the results from VitaliSee, a Phase II extension is possible to bolster Luke’s data infrastructure by fully embedding VitaliSee into its data analytic workflow.

About Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program was established in 1992 to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-profit U.S. research institutions, such as universities. Five federal agencies participate, including the Department of Defense. The program focuses on projects and services with the potential to develop into a product for military or commercial sectors. For more information visit

About VitaliSee

VitaliSee is a new deep-learning human system AI platform that allows practitioners to proactively know who is at risk for an injury, when an injury event will occur and why the risk is there. VitaliSee enables human resource professionals, human performance specialists and practitioners to optimize human assets such as military service members, athletes, and the workforce. For more information about VitaliSee, visit