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New Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0949
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-H01
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
EMPIRICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
BOX 8175, 3046A BERKMAR DRIVE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906-8175
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: New Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-C-0240
Award Amount: $1,215,414.00
 

Abstract:

CareTaker is a small, battery powered, light, inexpensive, portable physiological monitor that records central blood pressure, beat by beat. It is comfortable, fits in the palm of the hand, may be worn continuously for days, remembers extracted parameters, has Bluetooth capability and interfaces with other Bluetooth devices including oximeters. Heart rate is recorded nearly as accurately as ECG allowing for computation of HRV. Most importantly, CareTaker has a shown great sensitivity in lower body negative pressure chamber; its T13 parameter is equivalent to blood volume. This proposal will verify long term accuracy using arterial catheters, show through blood donations that small amounts of hemorrhaging can be detected, and verify that its technology can detect dehydration and perhaps hypoxia. CareTaker is ideally suited for replacement of arterial catheters and has many applications in clinics and in the home. It is a new device based on the theory of reflections in the arterial tree and is leading to new insights and uses in medicine.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Gerdt
Principal Investigator
(434) 296-7000
davidetc@firstva.com

Business Contact:

David W. Gerdt
President
(434) 296-7000
davidetc@firstva.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Empirical Technologies Corporation
P.O. Box 8175 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541771015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No