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Bioinformatic Based Wearable Critical Care Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85066
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-033-0235
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BODYMEDIA ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT, INC.
One Gateway Center 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Suite 1900 Pittsburgh, PA 15222-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Bioinformatic Based Wearable Critical Care Monitor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-08-C-0115
Award Amount: $99,560.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this Phase I application is the focused development of an advanced bioinformatic based wearable critical care monitor to enhance warfighter medical care. This will be accomplished by building upon an existing advanced sensor, hardware and software platform developed by BodyMedia Advanced Development combined with additional computational and clinical expertise provided by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The effort will utilize advanced computational techniques allowing for data fusion of easily obtained low level signals to derive meaningful physiologic outputs. In this application we will harness our current capability to record galvanic skin response, temperature, heat flux, and heart rate to produce usable values of blood pressure, pulse pressure, oxygen consumption, oxygen debt, and heart rate related changes in volume loss. Physiologic data for the initial level of computational development will be obtained through an existing relationship between VCU and the US Army Institute of Surgical Research using models of lower body negative pressure. The device will provide contextual information such as level of activity to the analysis of physiologic signals thus making their interpretation more useful. Such a device should enable remote triage as well assisting in the point of care diagnosis and treatment of the wounded warfighter.

Principal Investigator:

Kavyan Najarian
Associate Professor
8048289731
knajarian@vcu.edu

Business Contact:

Ivo Stivoric
Chief Technical Officer
4125431338
jstivoric@bodymedia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BODYMEDIA ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT, INC.
4 Smithfield Street 11th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222

EIN/Tax ID: 387948721
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.
1201 E. Marshall St,
PO Box 980401
Richmond, VA 23298
Contact: Kayvan Najarian
Contact Phone: (804) 828-9731
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university