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Mobile Health Application for Family and Behavioral Health Provider Communication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number: A13A-018-0172
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13A-T018
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-07-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-02-22
Small Business Information
2361 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 348
El Segundo, CA -
United States
DUNS: 053003017
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Greg Barish
 Chief Technology Officer
 (310) 944-4813
Business Contact
 Steven Minton
Title: President
Phone: (310) 383-9234
Research Institution
 Univ of California at Los Angeles
 Matha Hansen
11000 Kinross Ave, Suite 211 Contract Admin (MC 951406)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406
United States

 (310) 794-0236
 Nonprofit College or University

Clinical monitoring of mental health status has not evolved much from the routine meeting between patient and clinician, which suffers from a lack of quantification, irregular and anecdotal reporting, and does not necessarily include input from caregivers. This is unfortunate given today's technology, where people routinely volunteer to track their own health related behavior, such as exercise and sleep, via smartphone. This same technology could be used by clinicians to improve the timeliness, accuracy, and quality of care - in part by leveraging input from family, as well as patients. To address this opportunity, we propose SupportTeam, a mobile application that collects, analyzes, and monitors the input about the status and behavior of patients suffering from PTSD/TBI. SupportTeam is novel because it includes input from family and caregivers, as well as patients, and uses statistical techniques to better understand behavior and focus treatment. To process the data, SupportTeam will leverage statistical techniques to classify, predict, and analyze the data submitted. Data and results will be securely transmitted and available to the clinician at any time. We plan to build SupportTeam upon an established open source mobile client/server stack that is aimed at supporting the mHealth development community.

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