Cannabis Impairment Detection Application (CIDA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 271201800015C-0-0-0
Agency Tracking Number: N43DA180015
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDA
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2237 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA, 92008
DUNS: 969842715
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Berka
 (760) 720-0099
 chris@b-alert.com
Business Contact
 Chris Berka
Phone: (760) 720-0099
Email: chris@b-alert.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NIH through NIDA solicits the research and development of digital markers for detection of marijuana intoxication and cognitive impairmentTo address the need for a validated method for quantifying impairment resulting from cannabis intoxicationthis project will implement an integratedsychophysiologicalcognitive behavioral and subjective report evaluation system programmed on an iPad using iOS ResearchKitAn easy to applywireless headset will acquire brain electrical activityEEGheart rate heart rate variabilitymovementand psychomotor responses to objectively probe the effects of cannabis during passive states and when participants are engaged in attentionverbal memory and executive function tasksThe ContractorAdvanced Brain Monitoringwill develop machine learning algorithms designed with an existing in house database and conduct a human subject study in partnership with the Subcontractorthe University of IowaThe iPad tests with concurrent psychophysiological recordings and a driving simulation scenario will be completed under three conditionsadministration of placebomg THCactivemg THCusing a VolcanoVaporization System with cannabis obtained from the NIDA Drug Supply Program

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