Locating Device for Wandering Alzheimer Patients

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,250.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1 R43 AG12601-1,
Agency Tracking Number:
24735
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Biomedical Development
737 Isom Road, San Antonio, TX, 78216
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Larry Pechacek
(210) 820-3789
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We will develop and test a locating device worn on a person's body that can be used to locatepatients with dementia who have wandered away. Current technology used to protect wanderingpatients focuses on alerting caregivers to patient exits, but does not assist in locating patients once theyhave departed. Phase I will assess caregiver interest in this type of locating device, develop and test ahousing unit designed to be worn on the patient's body, and develop a locating device that is ready tobe tested with human subjects.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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