SBIR Phase II: Advanced Optical Instruments for Monitoring Asthma

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0321447
Agency Tracking Number: 0213789
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500, Norman, OK, 73069
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Khosrow Namjou
 PI
 (405) 307-8803
 cgibson@ekipstech.com
Business Contact
 Khosrow Namjou
Phone: (405) 307-8803
Email: knamjou@ekipstech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a laser based breathmeter for detecting and monitoring asthma in children and adults. The Phase I work proved the feasibility of constructing a machine, based on infrared laser absorption spectroscopy, that is capable of measuring exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) and exhaled carbon dioxide (eCO2) levels to evaluate airway inflammation for indications of asthma and to monitor treatment compliance. In the Phase II project, a dedicated hardware design for electronics and data processing plus user-friendly custom written software will be integrated into a compact system that is cost effective, highly sensitive, real-time, and reliable for monitoring airway inflammation. The commercial application of this project is in the area of biomedical devices and instrumentation.

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