Inspiration Point A Digital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Tool for use with Self Management Interventions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 4R44HL137502-02
Agency Tracking Number: R44HL137502
Amount: $974,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA16-302
Small Business Information
2400 LINCOLN AVE, Altadena, CA, 91001-5436
DUNS: 830186933
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 SHERYL FLYNN
 (310) 913-5707
 sheryl@bluemarblegameco.com
Business Contact
 SHERYL FLYNN
Phone: (626) 296-6400
Email: sheryl@bluemarblegameco.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Project Summary The broad long term objective of this Fast Track proposal is to develop an innovative self management intervention SMI technology Inspiration Point for the treatment and study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD This application directly addresses the NHLBI SBIR requests for proposals for the development of innovative technologies for COPD the development of technologies to enhance clinical research for lung related diseases disorders and the development of tools and platforms that improve the dissemination and implementation of evidence based interventions for lung diseases and disorders and include multi level health systems provider and patient facets This application also directly addresses NIHandapos s National Action Plan for COPD Goal use COPD specific technologies for the delivery of treatment pulmonary rehabilitation PR and management of COPD The first iteration will focus on the research and development of modules similar to those found in pulmonary rehabilitation PR programs in an effort to increase and sustain treatment and management of COPD enhance clinical COPD research improve dissemination and implementation of evidence based interventions for COPD and develop a solution beneficial for health systems providers and patients alike The first iteration of Inspiration Point will focus on the implementation of PR guidelines We will employ a user centered design approach by including people with COPD care team clinicians administrators and researchers Together we will design develop and test Inspiration Point complete with polished expandable modules backend data processing and Web UI Phase research design and methods identify and evaluate features and content expansions or adaptations port Health in Motion assets that are aligned with COPD guidelines create a technical design document develop new features and complete a pilot usability and feasibility evaluation of Inspiration Point Hypothesis adults with COPD will rate Inspiration Point with adequate usability and feasibility Phase research design and methods continue user centered design to develop Inspiration Point Obtain ongoing user evaluative feedback during development expand content aligned with COPD guidelines and complete a feasibility study Study Design A between subjects Usual Care APP repeated measures pre post design to compare the feasibility of usual care compared with Inspiration Point used in the home for weeks Primary outcome the Minute Walk Test distance Hypothesis adults with COPD will demonstrate statistically significantly improved MWD when using Inspiration Point for weeks and the outcomes will be similar to or better than usual care Health relatedness Management of chronic conditions is one of our most important healthcare priorities given that more than of all healthcare costs and of Medicare annual spend are attributed to chronic disease Behavioral choices are at the heart of chronic disease self management models SMIs a key constituent of the national respiratory guidelines empower active informed collaboration in health related decision making engagement in healthy behaviors and development of problem solving skills to address challenges their disease presents Inspiration Point will be a SMI for adults with COPD Narrative COPD is the third leading cause of mortality in the US While there is no cure chronic disease self management interventions can improve quality of life for those living with COPD This proposal aims to develop Inspiration Point a COPD self management intervention with an initial focus on elements contained in traditional pulmonary rehabilitation as a research and intervention tool to improve quality of life and reduce the overall healthcare costs

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