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A VIDEO-BASED FALL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7846
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7846
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Triangle Research and Development Corporation
PO Box 12696 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0269
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A VIDEO-BASED FALL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

FALLS AMONG THE ELDERLY POSE A GROWING PROBLEM IN GERIATRICSCARE AND RESEARCH IN THAT ACTUAL FALLS ARE HARD TO PREDICT,DETECT, INSTRUMENT, AND DOCUMENT IN SUCH A LARGE AND DIVERSEPOPULATION. A NEW AN INNOVATIVE VIDEO-BASED SYSTEM IS PROPOSED THAT WOULD FACILITATE A STANDARDIZED METHODOLOGY FOR THE ECONOMICAL MONITORING AND RECORDING OF SELECTED POPULATIONS AT INCREASED RISK FOR FALLS, ALONG WITH SUBSEQUENT DOCUMENTATION OF THE FALLS FOR LATER STUDY. THE SYSTEM WILL UTILIZE THE LATEST IN STATE-OF-THE-ART YETCOST-EFFECTIVE VIDEO EQUIPMENT AND WILL BE TESTED IN A CONTROLLED LABORATORY SETTING WITH AN INSTRUMENTED MANNEQUINTHE SYSTEM WILL THEN BE INSTALLED IN A CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR EVALUATION. USE WILL ALSO BE MADE OF ADVANCED VIDEO-BASED MOTION ANALYSIS SYSTEMS FOR QUALIFYING THE PHASE I LABORATORY DATA & DEFINING FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS FOR A PHASE II PROGRAM.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Triangle Research & Developmnt
Box 12696 Resrch Triangle Pk, NC 27709

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