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Novel Respiratory Rate Monitor for Routine Use

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89282
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HL087413
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Respiratory Rate Monitor for Routine Use
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HL087413-01A1
Award Amount: $101,957.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop an automated respiratory rate monitor that is economical, easy to use, accurate and widely accessible. The motivation for this project is well documented findings that respiratory rates are not accurately measured in many medical settings, such as, emergency rooms and general hospital wards. The respiratory rate is a core vital sign that is used in the evaluation of patients for diagnosis and for monitoring for change or deteriorati on in condition. Inaccurate assessment can lead to medical errors and could be expected to increase morbidity and mortality amongst patients. To improve the health care of all patients there has been a call in the medical literature for the development of an automated respiratory rate monitor that can be integrated with the automated measures of blood pressure, heart rate, temperature of oxygenation that is currently routinely utilized. This project will fulfill that need through the development of an innov ative and robust approach to the measurement of respiratory rate. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This project will result in the development of an economical method to enhance the medically ubiquitous pulse oximeter to serve as an automatic and accurate respirat ory rate monitor. The routine measurement of this important vital sign has been found to be inaccurate in numerous medical settings including emergency rooms and hospital wards. The product developed by this project will result in the improvement of patien t monitoring and evaluation, which should lead to a decrease in medical errors and in morbidity and mortality.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Craine

Business Contact:


ercraine@wrc-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC.
WESTERN RESEARCH COMPANY, INC. 3275 W INA RD, STE 215 TUCSON, AZ 85741

EIN/Tax ID: 860608471
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No