URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR HOME NURSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7074
Agency Tracking Number:
7074
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 256, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN D PERRY PHD
(215) 525-8778
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE, PORTABLE EMG BIOFEEDBACK INSTRUMENT TO AID IN THE TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN AND MEN. THIS INSTRUMENT WILL MONITOR, EVALUATE, AND COUNT VOLUNTARY EXERCISE CONTRACTIONSOF THE PUBOCOCCYGEUS MUSCLE IN ORDER TO ASSURE PATIENT COMPLIANCE WITH NURSING INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO ASSURE MORE EFFICIENT PATTERNS OF THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION IN THE RESTORATION OF URINARY CONTROL. COUPLED WITH INEXPENSIVE, SINGLE-USER EMG SENSORS, THE INSTRUMENT'S CRITERION-DEFINED FEEDBACK, COMPACTNESS, PORTABILITY, AND LOW COST WILL ENHANCE THE USEFULNESS OF THE INSTRUMENT AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT, ESPECIALLY (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY) FOR THE GROWING NUMBERS OF ELDERLY INCONTINENT. THE DESIGN FEATURES OF THE INSTRUMENT ARE INTENDED TO PROMOTE THE ADOPTION OF EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROTOCOLS FOR INDEPENDENT HOME USE, TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR FREQUENT OFFICEOR CLINIC REASSESSMENT. USE OF THE DEVICE WILL AID IN MINIMIZING THE ROLE OF INCONTINENCE AS A DETERMINING FACTOR IN ADMISSIONS TO NURSING HOME FACILITIES AND WILL REDUCE THECOSTS OF INCONTINENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY RESIDING IN NURSING HOMES. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE AND PROGRESSIVELY REFINE THE ESSENTIAL DESIGN PARAMETERS OF THE DEVICE. IN PHASE II, APPROPRIATE CLINICAL TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED TO REFINE A MAXIMALLY USEFUL HOME HEALTHCARE DEVICE.

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