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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. A portable ultra-widefield fundus camera for nonmydriatic examination of retinopathy of prematurity

    SBC: Biolight Engineering LLC            Topic: N

    SummaryThis SBIR is to develop a pediatric widefield fundus cameraWFCfor non mydriatic examination of retinopathy of prematurityROPIn coordination with unique eye speculum based trans pars planar illuminatorthis pediatric WFC will be a low cost and portable device withfundus view in single shot imagesIt is known that ROP can affect periphery of the retinaand thus widefield fundus examination is es ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. A Low-Cost and Convenient Solution for Hearing Aid Shell Manufacturing

    SBC: Xyken, LLC            Topic: R

    Project SummaryWe propose in this SBIR effort to develop a mobile platform basedlow costyet highly accurateD scanner for audiologists or dispensers to quickly capture ear structure and locally optimize custom fit hearing aid shell design through rapid prototypingHearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing seniorsUntreated hearing loss has been shown to lead to physical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. Multi-modal machine learning detection and tracking of traumatic brain injury neurodegeneration and its differentiation from Alzheimer's disease

    SBC: Adm Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: NIA

    SUMMARY The proposed research focuses on the use of neuroimaging and machine learning to detect and understand the progression of neurodegeneration caused by repetitive brain traumaand to differentiate this from that caused by Alzheimer s diseaseADand other dementiasThe deliverables defined in this Phase I stage will support the development of a commercial software product for use in pharmaceutica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  4. A wearable sensor system for hand hygiene compliance tracking

    SBC: Microsensor Labs, LLC            Topic: R

    Project Summary This Small Business Innovation Research Fast Track project aims to develop a wearable sensor system for hand hygiene compliance tracking and validate its efficacy through a pilot trial in clinical settingsHealthcareAssociated InfectionsHAIsare the most common type of complication for patients who are hospitalizedAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Preventioninthere were ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  5. Optimization of small molecule SERCA2b activators to inhibit neuron loss in Alzheimer's disease

    SBC: Neurodon LLC            Topic: NIA

    Alzheimer s diseaseADis an immense national public health burdenIt is theth leading cause of death in the US with overmillion Americans sufferingand costs of over $billion in health care and related expensesThis patient population is expected to almost triple over the nextyearsDespite this urgent needthere are currently no disease modifying agents approvedNeuron loss is the only physiological phen ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  6. Soft-Focused HIFU Treatment of Common Peroneal Nerve Injury

    SBC: ACOUSTIC MEDSYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 105

    ABSTRACT The economic burden of chronic pain in the U Sis staggeringIn the cases of medically refractory chronic neuropathic painneuromodulationsuch as spinal cord stimulationSCSand or dorsal root ganglionDRGstimulationis a non opioid based optionThough neuromodulation is typically electricalhere we examine an alternative with pulsed high intensity focused ultrasoundHIFUDelivering HIFU at lower do ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  7. Smartphone phenotype collection for diagnostic screening of mild cognitive impairment

    SBC: PARABON NANOLABS, INC.            Topic: NIA

    Project Summary This project addresses a critical need for early detection of mild cognitive impairmentMCIand other Alzheimerandapos s related dementiasADRDAdvances in smartphone hardwarecomputer visionand machine learning have enabled the possibility of producing smartphone based cognitive testing applications able to collect electronic sensor data and transform it into highly informative phenoty ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Surefooted Fall Simulation Training

    SBC: Surefooted LLC            Topic: NIA

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACT Surefooted LLC is developing a novel type of physical therapy equipment with the potential to revolutionize fall preventionthe Surefooted TrainerTrainerinsenior citizens experience a fall each year and falls are the leading cause of death by an injury among those agedand olderCurrent treatments to prevent falls are inadequateThe Trainer consists of abyfoot platform with in ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Continuous Monitoring of COVID-19 Symptomatology for Elderly Patients in Long Term Care Facilities Using Advanced, Soft, and Flexible Sensors Mounted on the Suprasternal Notch

    SBC: Sonica LLC            Topic: NIA

    PROJECT SUMMARY: COVID-19 is significantly more lethal in the elderly1 with the greatest risk in those cared for in long-term care facilities (LTCs) where mortality rates range from 19% to 72% worldwide. Monitoring COVID-19 infections in LTCs remains a particular challenging. The existing and a continued expected shortage of sufficient molecular COVID-19 testing coupled to false negative rates as ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Tissue Oxygenation in Small Retinal Vessels

    SBC: AEON IMAGING, LLC            Topic: W

    Summary Recentlywe found extensive remodeling of the microvasculature of the retinaoccurring in some diabetic patients much earlier than expectedThis provides the potential for novel biomarkers to improve classification of patients for management and cost effective testing of therapiesHoweverthe equipment is too expensive for most clinics and small practicesThese early retinal microvascular change ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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