A NONINVASIVE MEANS FOR MONITORING RESPIRATION RATE, HEART RATE, HEART MOTION, AND BODY MOVEMENTS IN A RECLINING PATIENT IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5338
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Biorec International Inc
15502 Highway 3, Suite 220, Webster, TX, 77598
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PETER MERTENS
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (713) 480-3743
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A NONINVASIVE MEANS FOR MONITORING RESPIRATION RATE, HEART RATE, HEART MOTION, AND BODY MOVEMENTS IN A RECLINING PATIENT IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. NO SENSORS ARE ATTACHED TO THE PATIENT; THE PATIENT RECLINES ON A NOVEL STATIC CHARGE SENSITIVE BED (SCSB), WHILE THE ABOVE PARAMETERS ARE MONITORED WITHOUT DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO THE PATIENT. THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE SCSB IS TO MONITOR SLEEP DISORDERS, SUCH AS SLEEP APNEA. THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THIS RESEARCH PLANIS TO ASSESS THE CLINICAL UTILITY OF THE SCSB VIA CONTROLLEDEXPERIMENTS IN AN ESTABLISHED SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH LABORATORY. THE EXPERIMENTS WILL INVOLVE, AS SUBJECTS, ADULT PATIENTS BEING EVALUATED FOR SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME. THEY WILL SLEEP ON ONE SCSB WHILE THEY ARE UNDERGOING THE STANDARD POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL.

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