Automated Vestibular Rehabilitation Management System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0011
Agency Tracking Number: H182-005-0060
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Odile Clavier
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
Dizziness is a common complaint, with about one third of the population experiencing dizziness at some point in their life. Vestibular rehabilitation targets vestibular adaptation and substitution for patients with vertigo and dizziness of vestibular origin. Unfortunately, vestibular rehabilitation requires specialized physical therapists who may not be accessible to service members or the general population when living in remote areas. Creare and its clinical collaborators at the University of Miami propose to design, implement, and test a system that allows audiologists to administer vestibular rehabilitation without the need for a specialized physical therapist present. Creares Automated Vestibular Rehabilitation System takes input from an automated assessment system and questionnaires to generate an exercise plan. The system then automatically sets up an augmented reality device to guide and monitor the patient through specific exercises. The system uses advanced image recognition and sensor fusion algorithms to track the users head and eye motion and confirm they are properly performing the exercises.

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