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Novel Data Capture and Assessment Technology for Autism

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80241
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD052340
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMERGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1423 W. Franklin St BOISE, ID 83702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Novel Data Capture and Assessment Technology for Autism
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD052340-01
Award Amount: $144,654.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We will develop and evaluate a tool designed to support the collection of rich data for performing a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) in schools to support the development of intervention plans for children with special needs, specifically children with autism (CWA). The proposed archiving system will permit educators to record only those data or behaviors judged to be important for later retrieval and review. The "experience buffers" described provide an alternative for recording that is a trade-off between cryptic note-taking that may not capture critical information and 100% recording that is time-consuming because of the need to review a mass of information to locate the required critical data. In phase I, we will modify our preliminary system for use in a school environment with the aid of advice from focus groups, explore the potential privacy/legal hurdles, assess feasibility in a small pilot study, and verify the results. In phase II, we will evaluate the system in a more rigorous manner, applying it to the study of a large CWA population and comparing outcomes using a more traditional method of record-keeping. The commercial potential of our system is high given the large and increasing incidence of autism that is treated both in the home and in school environments. Beyond that, successful demonstration in the CWA population should make this system attractive in other applications that depend on in-depth analysis by educators.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Oberleitner
8883557161
admin@talkautism.org

Business Contact:


6094300290
RONO@TALKAUTISM.ORG
Small Business Information at Submission:

E-MERGE MEDICAL MARKETING
E-MERGE MEDICAL MARKETING 67 RANDALL RD PRINCETON, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 223690307
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No