THE GRANTEE WILL PERFORM A FEASIBILITY TEST OF AN INEXPENSIVE DETECTOR OF PHYSIOLOGICALLY ORIGINATED BIOMAGNETISM PRODUCING A DIGITAL OUTPUT, AND OPERATING AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IN A HOSTILE MAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$55,200.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
474
Agency Tracking Number:
474
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
R.i.d.c. Industrial Park, 136 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
TERRANCE MATZUK
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(412) 963-6884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE GRANTEE WILL PERFORM A FEASIBILITY TEST OF AN INEXPENSIVE DETECTOR OF PHYSIOLOGICALLY ORIGINATED BIOMAGNETISM PRODUCING A DIGITAL OUTPUT, AND OPERATING AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IN A HOSTILE MAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT. CONVENTIONAL BIOMAGNETIC DEVICES CAPABLE OF DETECTING THE MAGNETOCARDIOGRAM (MKG) AND MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAM (MEG) WITHOUT ELECTRODE CONTACT REQUIRE THE USE OF A SHIELDED ROOM AND LIQUID HELIUM CRYOGENIC EQUIPMENT. HOWEVER, A MECHANICALLY DRIVEN MAGNETOMETER, CAPABLE OF OPERATING AT ROOM TEMPERATURE AND WITHOUT SHIELDING, IS ALREADY IN THE PROTOTYPING STAGE. CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THIS MAGNETOMETER IS NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE SENSITIVITY AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE PERFORMANCE TO BIOMAGNETIC SIGNAL LEVELS AS DETERMINED BY A STANDARD BIOMAGNETIC PHANTOM TEST. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY: (1) DETERMINING A CONDUCTIVITY BIOMANETIC MODEL OF A PATIENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOMAGNETIC PHANTOM; (2) PREDICTING THE EXTERNAL BIOMAGNETICFIELD DISTRIBUTION AND DESIGNING AN IMPROVED BIOMAGNETIC DETECTOR SYSTEM; (3) EVALUATING THE BIOMAGNETIC SIGNAL RECOVERY. THIS RESEARCH MAY PRODUCE A NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC TOOLFOR THE PHYSICIAN.

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