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ERFS IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11053
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11053
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cns Inc
7090 Shady Oak Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ERFS IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,204.00
 

Abstract:

EVENT-RELATED FREQUENCIES (ERF'S) OFFER A NONINVASIVE METHODFOR EVALUATING COGNITIVE FUNCTION BY PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE SPEED AND LOCATION OF STIMULUS PROCESSING AT THE CORTICAL LEVEL. THE INITIAL GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO TEST A UNIQUE METHOD OF QUANTIFYING COGNITIVE BRAIN FREQUENCY DOMAIN ACTIVITY FOR DISCRIMINATORY DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING OF BRAIN DYSFUNCTION. EVENTUAL GOALS INVOLVE REFINING DATA ACQUISITION FOR ESTABLISHING CORRELATES OF PATTERNS WITH SPECIFIC NEUROLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS SUCH AS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, AIDS, TRAUMA, AND NORMAL AGING. PHASE I, A PILOT STUDY, WILL TEST 10 NORMAL ADULTS AND 20 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATIENTS. THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO: (1) ACQUIRE DYNAMIC RECORDINGS OF ELECTRICAL FREQUENCY SHIFTS INTHE MILLISECOND RANGE RESULTING FROM THE PROCESSING OF COMPLEX STIMULI, (2) ANALYZE DATA, AND (3) REFINE SOFTWARE. IN PHASE II, A LONGITUDINAL COMPARISON BETWEEN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATIENTS AND NORMAL AGING, ESTABLISHMENT OF DECADE NORMS, DATA ACQUISITION EXPANSION TO OTHER BRAIN DYSFUNCTIONS, AND CONTINUED SOFTWARE REFINEMENT FOR EXPANDEDCLINICAL AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ARE PLANNED.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Cns Inc
7090 Shady Oak Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No