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MEMORY-ASSIST DEVICE TO IMPROVE PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11046
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Research Corporation of Virginia
1509 Fourth Street P.O. Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143 0340
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: MEMORY-ASSIST DEVICE TO IMPROVE PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $430,744.00
 

Abstract:

THE EVER-INCREASING PERCENTAGE OF THE U.S. POPULATION 65 YEARS OLD OR OVER PRESENTS A SPECIAL PROBLEM TO PHYSICIANS AND PHARMACISTS: HOW TO ENSURE THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE, WHO MAY SUFFER FROM MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS, WILL COMPLY WITH A MEDICATION REGIMEN. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A MINIATURE COMPUTER DEVICE THAT WILL SIGNAL A VARIETY OF ALARMS AT PRESCRIBED TIMES, SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYING CONCISE AND EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTIONS ON THE QUANTITY AND TYPE OF MEDICATION TO BE TAKEN BY ITS OWNER. A PHYSICIAN OR PHARMACIST CAN USE ANY OF SEVERAL COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PERSONAL COMPUTERS TO STORE A PRESCRIPTION SCHEDULE IN THE MINIATURE DEVICE. THE PROPOSED DEVICE WILL BE SMALL ENOUGH FOR AN ELDERLY PERSON TO WEAR COMFORTABLY AROUND THE WRIST. SPECIFIC AIMS IN PHASE I INCLUDE: DESIGN AND CODING OF THE CONTROL SOFTWARE, SIMULATION OF THE DEVICE IN SOFTWARE, DESIGN OF THE HARDWARE, PROTOTYPING THE HARDWARE, INTEGRATION OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, AND DESIGN OF A PHASE II PROOF-OF-CONCEPT AND EVALUATION PROGRAM.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Research Corp. Of Va
642 1st St Box 3406 Radford, VA 24143

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