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Wireless sensor patch for reducing barriers to in-home sleep apnea screening

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41MD008845-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41MD008845
Amount: $210,006.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIMHD
Solicitation Number: MD13-009
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
TEQCORNER 1616 ANDERSON ROAD
MCLEAN, VA 22102-1602
United States
DUNS: 962122052
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 J. ARNEDT
 (734) 764-1234
 tarnedt@umich.edu
Business Contact
 BAABI DAS
Phone: (703) 375-9267
Email: baabi@zansors.com
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
 
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 1600 Huron Parkway
ANN ARBOR, MI 48109-5001
United States

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 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA affects an estimated 18-40 million adults and 0.7-3% of all children in the US. OSA results in tiredness, depression and fatigue, and has severalassociated common comorbidities. It is believed that over 80% of OSA remains undiagnosed. Poorer and disadvantaged communities are at higher risk for sleep disorders, including OSA, even after accounting for other risk factors. An affordable, available, FDA-approved and easy-to-use over-the-counter OSA screening tool will allow greater screening of at-risk individuals, especially in underserved communities with low socioeconomic status, hopefully encouraging a greater proportion of such individuals to seektreatment for their condition. The widespread availability of an approved over-the-counter, affordable, easy-to-use sleep apnea screening device through drugstores and consumer health outlets will allow underprivileged communities access to a high-qu

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