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Circadian Rhythm Monitoring and Regulation Device (CMR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6046
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-01
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Devendra Tolani
 Principal Scientist
 (301) 294-4630
 dtolani@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Dr
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inistitute
 Mariana Figuiero
 
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3522
United States

 (518) 687-7100
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

DoD is concerned about circadian rhythm misalignment in military personnel as it is known to affect judgment, psychomotor skills, and may lead to or be triggered by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Correction or maintenance of circadian phase in soldiers participating in military night operations or planning for trans-meridian flights is also of interest. In addition, many veterans who suffer from chronic pain resulting from war injuries, PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) complain of sleep disturbances that can be related to circadian disruption. To address this concern, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are developing a modular end-to-end Circadian rhythm Monitoring and Regulation system (CMR). CMR is composed of the following subsystems: 1.DaysiWatch: A connected wrist-worn device with activity, heart rate, and skin temperature sensors and extendable to other sensing modalities such as galvanic skin response. 2. DaysiClipOn: A flexible device worn near the eye level to collect calibrated, ecological light-dark exposure patterns. 3. DaysiGoggles: Treatment goggles that provide light regulation to filter out and/or safely deliver circadian effective light as needed. 4. Smartphone with DaysiMeterApp: Software App running on the smartphone that collects data, runs simulations, controls devices and provides user feedback.

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