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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. An Automated Patient Chart Error Detection System for Radiation Therapy

    SBC: Infondrian LLC            Topic: 101

    Project Summary/Abstract Every year, approximately 1,200 severe mistreatments happen in radiation therapy. Radiation therapy lawsuits rank in the top third of all medical specialties with an average of $313,000 per claim settled or litigated. The current method for detecting treatment errors is by a weekly patient chart check, where each treatment record is manually reviewed on a weekly basis. Thi ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. Robot-Assisted Cognitive Training for Socially Isolated Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

    SBC: Applied Universal Dynamics, Corp.            Topic: NIA

    This project will develop a Socially-Assistive Robot (SAR) to provide cognitive training, in the form of learning to play the piano, to improve cognitive functioning and reduce feelings of loneliness in socially-isolated older adults. The SAR will administer cognitive training via guided practice on a set of standard piano lesson tasks designed to reflect particular cognitive functions: memory, at ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. The Bumps: A Device for Rapid, Non-Invasive Quantification of Touch Sensation

    SBC: Neuro Devices, Inc.            Topic: 100

    The Bumps: A Device for Rapid, Non-Invasive Quantification of Touch Sensation Abstract !Our proposal describes an elegant device called the Bumps that quantifies finger pad touch sensation at low micron levels. The objectives are to diagnose peripheral neuropathy near its onset, when the possibility for reversal is highest, and to monitor either progression or reversal of neuropathy during treatme ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. Validation of a Novel Fungicidal Approach for Cryptococcal Meningitis

    SBC: Minnetronix Medical, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    ABSTRACT When Cryptococcus is manifested as cryptococcal meningitis (CM), it creates a large burden of mortality and morbidity to the patient and is very difficult for the clinician to treat. There are now an estimated 2600-7800 US cases and 400,000 cases of CM worldwide annually, with estimated mortality of 15-50% per year. CM is caused when Cryptococcus neoformans, a basidiomycete fungal pathoge ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Validation of Novel Therapeutic Approach for Leptomeningeal Metastases

    SBC: Minnetronix Medical, Inc.            Topic: 102

    ABSTRACT Leptomeningeal Metastases (LM) is a condition in which tumor cells from a primary tumor metastasize, invade the subarachnoid space (SAS) and spread throughout the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), resulting in seeding along the meninges, brain and spinal cord. LM represents a devastating event of cancer progression. There are 30,000 cases annually and currently no cure, with average survival of ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Location Initiated Individualized Texts for African American Adolescent Health

    SBC: MEI Research, Ltd            Topic: 102

    PROJECT SUMMARYAdolescent obesity is a multifaceted public health concernparticularly for Black and Hispanic adolescents who are disproportionately impacted by this epidemicResearch suggests that exposure toand consumption offoods prepared outside of the home contribute to having a high body mass indexBMIOn averageyouth consume over one third of their daily calories from meals prepared away from h ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Validation of Novel Therapeutic Approach for Cryptococcal Meningitis

    SBC: Minnetronix Medical, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    Validation of a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Cryptococcal Meningitis PILadShivanand and McCabeAaron Project Summary When Cryptococcus is manifested as cryptococcal meningitisCMit creates a large burden of mortality and morbidity to the patient and is very difficult for the clinician to treatThere are now an estimatedUS cases andcases of CM worldwide annuallywith estimated mortality ofper yearCM ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Monitored Breathing Awareness Therapy for Insomnia Disorder in Older Adults

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: NIA

    Insomnia of sufficient clinical severity to meet diagnostic criteria is present in approximatelyof older adultsnearlymillion individuals in the US aloneIf left untreatedit can lead to increased rates of depressioncognitive impairmentand cardiovascular diseaseTreatment relies on pharmacotherapysuch as sedativehypnotic therapywhich is associated with an increased risk of fallsaccidentsand deliriumco ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Medical Sensor Applications of Tunnel Magnetoresistance TMR

    SBC: Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.            Topic: NIDCD

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Koronis Biomedical Technologies KBT proposes to develop a novel omnidirectional low power miniaturized hearing aid telecoil replacement module TCRM based on tunneling magnetoresistance TMR technology It has been reported that million Americans have hearing loss Hearing loss affects in Americans and in households Modern telecoils assist ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. A brief iPad based screening measure for HIV associated neurocognitive disorders

    SBC: Digital Artefacts LLC            Topic: 105

    Despite significance advances in anti retroviral treatments HIV associated neurocognitive disorder HAND remains prevalent and can affect a broad range of everyday activities An effective brief cognitive screen that could be implemented in busy HIV clinics where clinicians have limited time to provide care for patients with complex medical psychiatric and cognitive conditions has the poten ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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