Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Telemetry System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44NS041118-04
Agency Tracking Number: NS041118
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44103
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (216) 619-5904
Business Contact
Phone: (216) 791-6720
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective is to develop a miniature, wireless, multi-channel, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) & monitoring system that provides physiological and behavioral parameters. The system utilizes a small physiological monitor and isolette mounted camera. The NICU is an extremely challenging environment since patients are small, medically fragile, and surrounded by bulky equipment. Current bedside devices are large and cumbersome, which impede nursing care and inhibit clinical traffic. Continuous physiologic monitoring can provide critical data to guide diagnosis and treatment. An unobtrusive monitoring system that can be placed directly into the isolette would allow continuous monitoring while minimizing patient hazards and inconvenience. The final commercial system will provide a small, lightweight wireless system for unobtrusive NICU monitoring. Specifically during the continuing Phase II effort, we plan to upgrade the radio link, increase external sensors options, minimize cost, and ensure the system meets medical equipment quality standards. Software upgrades will improve user friendliness, integrate new tools to compare studies, and provide customizable reporting features. New algorithms will be integrated to improve utility and research flexibility. Significant verification and validation testing will ensure that all applicable standards are met. Finally a large clinical trial will be completed with neonatal subjects to ensure clinical efficacy.

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