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SOUND IN PREVENTION OF CHILD ELECTRICAL INJURIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
8143
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8143
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sweet Dreems Inc.
4710 E Walnut St Suite 275 Westerville, OH 43081
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: SOUND IN PREVENTION OF CHILD ELECTRICAL INJURIES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $461,426.00
 

Abstract:

LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE: DETERMINE EFFECTIVE AND SAFE AVERSIVE SOUND STIMULUS WHICH REPELS CHILDREN AND ALERTS PARENTS IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE CHILD INJURY FROM ELECTRICAL HAZARDS. OURTOUCH ACTIVATED, SOUND EMITTING PLUG ADAPTER AND NIGHTLIGHT PROTOTYPES ARE FIRST IN A SERIES OF COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. OTHERS ARE CONTACT OR PROXIMITY ACTIVATED ELECTRICAL PLUGS/CORDS USING FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC CHIPBOARDS FOR SOUND EMISSION. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE PHASE I: 1) DEVELOP TECHNIQUES, ACOUSTICAL PARAMETERS, AND CLINICAL TRIAL TO ASSESS EFFECTIVENESS OF ABOVE SOUND STIMULUS BASED ON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM RECENT PILOT STUDY; 2) DETERMINE (SOUND) APPLICABILITY TO OTHER ELECTRICAL/NON-ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROTOTYPE DEVICES UNDER DEVELOPMENT BASED ON PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM 1; 3) CLINICAL TRIALS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 30 CHILDREN. RESPONSES TO AUDITORY STIMULI WILL BE RECORDED VIA VIDEO-TAPE AND ASSESSED. EMPLOY RATING SCALE MEASURING AVERSIVENESS TO CHILD VIA VIDEO TAPEDBEHAVIOR AND DEVELOP PARENT ALERTNESS SCALE. A FIVE SOUND RANDOM SEQUENCE OF TEN TRIALS AT TWO INTENSITY LEVELS REPEATED ONCE WILL BE PRESENTED. DATA ANALYSIS USING REPEATED MEASURES ANOVA WILL DEFINE ACOUSTIC PARAMETERS FOR PHASE II AND SUBSEQUENT INCORPORATION IN ELECTRICAL SAFETY DEVICES. BENEFITS: 1) MINIMIZE ELECTRICAL INJURIES/DISFIGURATION/DEATHS IN CHILDREN; 2) DECREASE FAMILY STRESS; 3) DISPLACE MEDICAL CARE COSTS AND TIME TO BEDEVOTED TO OTHER ILLNESSES.

Principal Investigator:

Daphne Kent
6148999441

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sweet Dreems Inc.
4710 E Walnut St Suite 275 Westerville, OH 43081

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