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Endometrial Mosaic Creation Via Visual Motion Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70737
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA110700
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INFINITE BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1101 E. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor BALTIMORE, MD 21218-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Endometrial Mosaic Creation Via Visual Motion Tracking
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA110700-01
Award Amount: $201,931.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hysteroscopic imaging is an important diagnostic tool for the evaluation of the uterus. However, manipulation of the scope to serially visualize the entire endometrial cavity is technically challenging and is subject to a steep learning curve. This motivated our company to design the Endometrioscope, which uses an omni-directional tip, dewarping software, and a servomotor to produce a single visual map of the endometrium in an automated fashion. We now propose to investigate the use of visual motion tracking to create a mosaic of the endometrial cavity. This technology will offer three key advantages. First, we will be able to compensate for motion beyond simple linear displacement of the lens (such as rotation, deformation and scaling). Second, the need for a bulky mount and servomotor will be eliminated as the software tracks the free hand movement of the scope. Third, imaging of the uterine horns will become possible as lateral movement of the scope is interpreted by the software. Our Phase I effort involves development of the motion tracking and mosaicing software. We will then evaluate the technology in a phantom target and finally during an ex-vivo study of human uteri obtained immediately following hysterectomy. If successful, we envision a Phase II effort focused on the development and testing of a clinical grade prototype. It is our long-term goal to provide the gynecologist with an office-based tool to visually investigate the endometrium.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff M. Wallace
4108898011
jeff@i-biomed.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Wallace
4108898011
JEFF@I-BIOMED.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFINITE BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
INFINITE BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 3600 CLIPPER MILL ROAD #410 BALTIMORE, MD 21211

EIN/Tax ID: 522337593
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No