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Pediatric Opioid Withdrawal Research SystemPOWR System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contract: 75D30119P06067
Agency Tracking Number: 75D30119P06067
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: ODCDC
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations, Inc.
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joshua Remer
 (434) 220-9448
Business Contact
 Joshua Remer
Phone: (434) 220-9448
Research Institution

InoverAmericans died as a result of opioid overdosemaking opioid use the leading cause of death for Americans underThis crisis affects both males and femalesthus leading to a surge in the number of babies born with opioid addictionthe withdrawal from which is termed Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeNASIninstances of newborn opioid dependence were recordedDiagnostic metrics seek to standardize diagnosis and treatmentyet differences in assessments lead to treatment variabilityClearlythis field would benefit from a system capable of repeatableaccurateNAS symptom quantificationTo address this needand building upon on significant experience in low power embedded electronics developmentLuna Innovationswww lunainc com lunalabsand its partners at Elder Research propose the development of the Pediatric Opioid Withdrawal Researchor POWR Systema wearable device capable of providing accurate symptom measurements of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the clinical environmentLuna will adapt its existing passive condition monitoring system by integrating accelerometryaudio processingand skin surface electrodes to quantify NAS symptoms of interest including cry characteristicsmuscle tremors and tonesleep patternsand skin temperature

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