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Ambulatory Sternal Skin Conductance Recording Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76021
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EB006013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
6901 E FISH LAKE RD, STE 190 MAPLE GROVE, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ambulatory Sternal Skin Conductance Recording Tool
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EB006013-01
Award Amount: $250,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation proposes to develop a small, light-weight ambulatory sternal skin conductance measurement and recording tool for monitoring hot flashes in research studies. Packaging for the proposed tool is based on an electrocardiograph (ECG) system used for long-term cardiac monitoring. The application lessons and much of the literal technology of ambulatory ECG instruments are directly applicable to the proposed device. The proposed sternal skin conductance recording tool will be about the size of a digital wristwatch and will be designed to not interfere with daily life activities. It will record to solid state non-volatile (flash) memory for a minimum of 4 weeks between battery changes. The tool will have two short leads to sternum electrodes. The electronics module will be worn on the sternum and held in place using an adhesive patch. Collected data will be downloadable to a PC or other host computer via a simple USB interface cable. The proposed project will create an easy to use software application to review, archive, process, and experiment with the recorded data files. Laboratory and ambulatory evaluations will be completed on a prototype system by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. The objective of the phase I project is to evaluate the feasibility of developing a low-cost, reliable, ambulatory sternal skin conductance measurement and recording tool. A prototype device and companion software package will be designed, built, and evaluated, and a phase II production plan will be completed.

Principal Investigator:

Gary D. Havey
7634634814
GHAVEY@AME-CORP.COM

Business Contact:

Tom Hendrickson
7634634814
THENDRICKSON@AME-CORP.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #190 Maple Grove, MN 55369

EIN/Tax ID: 411693828
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No