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Brain Trauma Assessment System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66665
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NS044782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Active Signal Technologies, Inc.
Hammonds South, Unit Q 611 North Hammonds Ferry Road Linthicum Heights, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Brain Trauma Assessment System
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43NS044782-01
Award Amount: $99,361.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With over 1.5 million persons suffering head injury annually in the U.S., and approximately 50,000 dying from these injuries, a need exists for early direct assessment of brain injury. Currently, injuries must be inferred from Glascow Coma Scores (GCS), low blood pressure, and/or low pulse oximetry, but there is no direct method of measuring brain condition at the scene. Active Signal proposes to test a small, portable, hand-held device to perform non-invasive measurements of brain injury, allowing direct assessment of injury even with lack of patient responsiveness. Thus, brain injury will be distinguished from low CGS caused by drugs, alcohol and hypoglycemia, and the information used for triaging and even early intervention. The brain trauma assessment system (BTAS) is modeled on one that has successfully identified neurological status on >150 trauma patients at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (STC). Here, EMTs will use the BTAS on patients at the scene of injury and during transport. The measurements will be compared to the diagnosis upon admission to the STC to evaluate the device's sensitivity and specificity. Active Signal will make adjustments to accommodate demands of the EMS environment in preparation for a broad study in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

John M. Sewell
4105272031
SEWELLACTV@COMCAST.NET

Business Contact:

Keith Bridger
4103081880
FSBRIDGER@AOL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACTIVE SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
ACTIVE SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 13025 BEAVER DAM RD COCKEYSVILLE, MD 21030

EIN/Tax ID: 521960088
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No