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Skeletal Muscle Water Content Measurement Sensor/Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68265
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0546
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC.
1459 LOWER FERRY RD TRENTON, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Skeletal Muscle Water Content Measurement Sensor/Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0036
Award Amount: $69,743.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop a Muscle Water Content (MWC) sensor, an ultrasonic device for assessment of body hydration status in soldiers with accuracy better than 2% during deployment and training. The MWC assessment is based on measurement of ultrasound velocity in muscle, which is, to a good approximation, a linear function of the water content. The expected outcome will be a lightweight, compact, and simple sensor for military use as well as civilian medical use for assessment of hydration status of various institutionalized patient, athlete, and worker populations. The proposed ultrasonic sensor will advantageously differ from the existing techniques by its completely non-invasive application, higher accuracy, rapid tests and possibility of continuous monitoring MWC by a portable lightweight device in the field. The goals of Phase I and Option Effort are to build the first MWC sensor prototype and to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technology and necessary sensitivity in the experiments on tissue models and ex vivo animal muscles.

Principal Investigator:

Armen Sarvazyan
Chief Scientist
6093330710
armen@artannlabs.com

Business Contact:

Souren Airapetian
Vice President
6098830100
suren@artannlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC.
1753 Linvale-Harbourton Road Lambertville, NJ 08530

EIN/Tax ID: 223503679
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No