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IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF EARLY…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
480
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hem Engineering Company
17025 Crescent Drive Southfield, MI 48076
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF EARLY ARTERIOSCLEROSIS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $56,000.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF EARLY ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. THE SYSTEM WILL INVOLVE MEASUREMENT OF TRANSIENT ARTERIAL PRESSURE AND VESSEL WALL MOTION IN RESPONSE TO A SINUSOIDAL PULSE WAVE STIMULUS PRODUCED EXTERNALLY IN A VESSEL. THE TRANSIENT PRESSURES WILL BE OBTAINED WITH PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS APPLIED TO THE ARTERY; THE WALL MOTION BY MEANS OF A DOPPLER PROBE. FROM THESE, THE PULSE WAVE VELOCITY AND THE ATTENTUATION OF THE PRESSURE WAVE WILL BE CALCULATED. THE ELASTIC AND VISCOUS PROPERTIES OF THE ARTERIAL WALL THENWILL BE DETERMINED. THE GRANTEE PLANS TO: (1) DEVELOP AN EXTERNAL PULSE GENERATOR (EPG); (2) COMBINE THE EPG WITH EXISTING TRANSDUCERS INTO A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT FOR THE CLINICIAN; (3) DEVELOP AN ALGORITHM TO ANALYZE THE DATA; (4) DEVELOP COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO AUTOMATE THE TESTING AND DATA REDUCTION; (5) CLINICALLY EVALUATE THIS INSTRUMENT; AND(6) DERIVE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT INDICIES BASED ON THE TEST DATA TO DETECT EARLY ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. THE INSTRUMENT IS TARGETED FOR THE PRIMARY PHYSICIAN, AND FOR HEALTH SCREENING. IT IS TO BE COMPLEMENTARY TO IMAGING TESTS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard p. walter
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
3135595607

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Hem Engineering Company
17025 Crescent Drive Southfield, MI 48076

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