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Apps for Rapid Epidemiological Analysis (AREA)

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Apps for Rapid Epidemiological Analysis (AREA)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0110
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Vecna Medical proposes a mobile app with a modular and open design to address the need for rapid epidemiological analysis of data from multiple data sources. The system will work natively on any mobile device (e.g., Android, iOS, Blackberry OS) and will be able to collect data from EHRs, disposable diagnostic devices, data mined information from the web, and data from direct mobile surveys. The system will also have the ability to generate epidemiology reports and visualization of geotagged data for pattern tracking. Advanced algorithms and machine learning tools will be available to users for analytical support. In addition to facilitating decision support among team members, the system will have real-time collaboration capabilities. There are many capabilities needed by the proposed system, and at a high level, the required capabilities will be achieved through these project objectives: (1) proof-of-concept of novel smartphone use for rapid epidemiological analysis, (2) establish data analysis and forecasting tools for epidemiological outbreaks, and (3) develop the system architecture with an open design.

Principal Investigator:

Alvin Ramsey
Director, Products R&D
(617) 682-4681

Business Contact:

Michael Bearman
Vice President and General Counsel
(240) 965-4550
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 522152399
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No