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Non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77488
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-151-2161
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0011
Award Amount: $69,986.00
 

Abstract:

Intracranial pressure, ICP, is arguably the single most important parameter used clinically to manage brain injury and long-term brain damage. Existing methods to record ICP are invasive, however, either going through the skull or into a brain ventricle. Many researchers are currently exploring methods for monitoring ICP through non-invasive means. Our work combines two highly promising methods, both backed by clinical research performed by our teaming partners, and combine them into a single device that will lead to the definitive non-invasive device for monitoring ICP in far-field use. Our device incorporates ophthalmodynamometry and arterial phase lag monitoring into a single, compact unit safe for continuous automated use. We present innovations in ophthalmodynamometry that enable this leap to continuous use as well as image analysis that can rapidly analyze the retinal images and data integration to provide feedback from multiple sensors. Our device will enable monitoring of ICP on all patients with suspected brain injury, which will benefit the military as well as civilian health providers, from EMTs and paramedics to nurses and doctors in central hospitals.

Principal Investigator:

Anna Galea
Biomedical Systems Manager
7818901338
agalea@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No