Miniature Narrow Band Telemetry System for EEG and AER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1 R43 MH54949-01,
Award Id:
29609
Agency Tracking Number:
29609
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11000 Cedar Avenue, Suite 461, Cleveland, OH, 44106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Schmidt
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This project will develop and test a miniature, intermediate range, narrow band telemetry system foevoked response (AER) and electroencephalography (EEG) evaluations. This will allow AER and EEG evalbe performed without having the subject tethered with wires. The opportunity for successful intervencognitive disorders would increase if investigators could identify potential problems earlier in a cEarly detection would allow resources to be focused on remediation when chances for success are greamonths or years of life. Currently, intervention does not occur until the child has a demonstrated rtypically at age 8-10. Effectively improving children's cognitive capabilities will lead to greatershould lead to increased skill sets, greater self esteem and, in turn, reduced poverty. AER has beenaccurate technique to predict at birth the language and cognitive skills that the infant will have tdata taken at birth accounts for 78 percent of the total variance in predicting McCarthy scores at amajor problems of AER testing of infants is that they focus on the EEG wires and tend to pull on thethe data unusable, increasing the cost of testing or invalidating the test altogether. A wireless AEeliminate this problem, allowing infants to be tested with greater reliability. The EEG/AER Telemetrnumerous advantages including 1) electromagnetic induction and interference due to wire movement canthus reducing artifacts; 2) use of the AER transmitter will eliminate the problem of electrode movembecause children pull on the wires; 3) infants may be more easily held by their mother, relaxing thereducing motion based artifacts; 4) infants and children may be evaluated for learning disabilitiessettings and while interrelating with siblings and parents without being constrained; 5) up to 250 dcan operate in close proximity without interfering; 6) epileptic and other individuals who require cmay move about their home or hospital ward within a radius of seven hundred meters unrestrained; andbe monitored without the fear of the electrode wires becoming entangled and pulled.

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