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DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE, UNATTENDED EEG/SLEEP DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19381
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19381
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TELEFACTOR CORPORATION
1094 NEW DEHAVEN AVENUE West Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE, UNATTENDED EEG/SLEEP DEVICE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,856.00
 

Abstract:

A PORTABLE, INEXPENSIVE EEG/SLEEP RECORDER WITH NO MOVING PARTS THAT CAN BE USSED IN PATIENTS' HOMES AND HOSPITAL ROOMS WILL BE DESIGNED AND VALIDATED. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON SOFTWARE NECESSARY FOR DATA COMPRESSION AND "INTELLIGENT" MONITORING OF INPUT SIGNALS TO ASSURE THE QUALITY OF DATA COLLECTED WITH UNATTENDED OPERATION. THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL ADDRESS THE NEED OF THE GROWING FIELD OF SLEEP MEDICINE TO DIAGNOSE SLEEP DISORDERS WITH GREATER EFFICIENCY AND LESS EXPENSE. THE PORTABLE SLEEP MONITOR WILL HAVE NO MOVING PARTS AND WILL RELY ON RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY FOR DIGITIZED DATA STORAGE. THE MICROPROCESSOR-BASED DEVICE WILL BE PROGRAMMED TO EVALUATE SIGNALS FROM TRANSDUCERS AND TO ACCEPT DATA ONLY FROM THE BEST OF REDUNDANT SETS. THIS STRATEGY WILL INCREASE THE USEFUL DATA YIELD OF UNATTENDED OPERATION. IN ADDITION, DATA COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF MEMORY AND BATTERY POWER NECESSARY TO STORE 8 HOURS OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC DATA. THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN ALSO BE APPLIED TO PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS AND EXTENDED PERFORMANCE, TO LONG-TERM EVALUATION OF BREATHING DISORDERS, AND TO STUDIES OF WORKER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE IN CRITICAL INDUSTRIES.

Principal Investigator:

James S Bryan
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Telefactor Corp.
1094 New Dehaven Avenue West Conshohocken, PA 19428

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