Development of a Wearable Bladder Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH19C0013
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0387
Amount: $999,923.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA172-012
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-24
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Barton
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
Soldiers with spinal cord injury (SCI) face a lifetime of bladder dysfunction. Although the type and character of this dysfunction depends on the severity and level of spinal injury, many of these soldiers and veterans suffer from renal insufficiency, frequent and severe antibiotic-resistant bladder infections, and the emotional and social stress of unexpected bladder leakage. We propose that significant reductions in infections and other morbidities are possible by simply replacing scheduled voiding with a noninvasive wearable device that can monitor bladder volume and alert the patient to void.Our approach leverages an array of Creare-developed technologies and off the shelf products to form an integrated system. In Phase I, we demonstrated feasibility and developed a preliminary design for a prototype wearable bladder measurement system.In Phase II, we will develop a prototype system and will evaluate its effectiveness.In Phase III, we will validate the technology through clinical trials and will use that data to obtain FDA clearance.

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