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Face Recognition Device to Aid Early Stage Alzheimer Patients

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93326
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AG033946
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: 2009
Title: Face Recognition Device to Aid Early Stage Alzheimer Patients
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AG033946-01
Award Amount: $137,997.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop a social support assistant (SSA) for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The proposed system consists of a wearable face recognition (FR) device and a consumer Bluetooth-e nabled wristwatch. It uses FR technology to identify people and provides social assistance via real-time reminders, such as names and relationships. Typical users are people with an early stage of AD who desire social interaction with a large number of fam ily members and friends. Such people may have several children, grandchildren, in-laws, and neighbors with whom they interact on a weekly or monthly basis. As the FR device identifies people, it discreetly vibrates the user's wristwatch and displays their names on the watch's text display via a wireless Bluetooth link. The device performs this reminder function every time it sees a new face within a programmed period. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Alzheimer disease is a growing national concern. The social interactions within the family and among friends can be very difficult for both the Alzheimer patient and those close to them. Aids to help the day to day social interactions are can be very important to improve the quality of life for the Alzheimer patie nt.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin M. Kramer
7634634814
KKRAMER@AME-CORP.COM

Business Contact:

Tom Hendrickson
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