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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. 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 RobotSARto provide cognitive trainingin the form of learning to play the pianoto improve cognitive functioning and reduce feelings of loneliness in socially isolated older adultsThe SAR will administer cognitive training via guided practice on a set of standard piano lesson tasks designed to reflect particular cognitive functionsmemoryattentionlanguag ...

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

    SBC: Neuro Devices, Inc.            Topic: 100

    The BumpsA Device for RapidNon Invasive Quantification of Touch Sensation Abstract !Our proposal describes an elegant device called the Bumps that quantifies finger pad touch sensation at low micron levelsThe objectives are to diagnose peripheral neuropathy near its onsetwhen the possibility for reversal is highestand to monitor either progression or reversal of neuropathy during treatmentEarly di ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. 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
  4. 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 cases annually and currently no cure with average survival of months with current ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Validation of a Novel Fungicidal Approach for Cryptococcal Meningitis

    SBC: Minnetronix Medical, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    ABSTRACT 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 is caused when Cryptococcus neoformansa basidiomycete fungal pathogeninvades the central nervous systemCNSIt ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Mutation Enriched Targeted Re Sequencing

    SBC: TRANSGENOMIC, INC.            Topic: 103

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Low level tumor associated somatic DNA mutations can have profound implications for development of metastasis prognosis choice of treatment follow up or early cancer detection Unless they are effectively detected these low level mutations can misinform patient management decisions or become missed opportunities for personalized medicine Widely used tech ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. 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
  8. Distance Filtering System for Retinal Implants

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant We propose to develop and evaluate the utility of a novel input camera system for retinal prosthetics that allows users to filter optical imagery based on distance from the observer We call this andquot depth filteringandquot which can be accomplished with a depth sensing stereoscopic camera system Retinal prostheses can restore partial vision to people bli ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. RADIOGRAPHIC CONTRAST TO DIFFERENTIATE CAVITATED FROM NON-CAVITATED DENTAL CARIES

    SBC: FIREFLY HEALTH INNOVATIONS NE, INC.            Topic: NIDCR

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant This project aims to improve the accuracy of tests for early tooth decay dental caries specifically for interproximal surfaces where the posterior teeth abut one another In these regions there is no physical space to visually inspect or probe for caries Instead dentists rely on bitewing X rays BWs But dentists cannot tell whether lucencies observed ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Coils for Human Whole Body Imaging at 7T

    SBC: LIFE SERVICES L.L.C.            Topic: NIBIB

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant For this Phase II STTR proposal the investigators plan to develop and commercialize the radiofrequency RF coil technology to make T body MRI possible and to translate this new technology to vastly improve T clinical MRI as well In the Phase I project leading to this proposal all specific aims were accomplished to demonstrate the feasibility of safely an ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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