SBIR Phase I: Wireless Sensor for In Vivo Pressure Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,852.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0610980
Award Id:
79444
Agency Tracking Number:
0610980
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
26988 Valeside, Olmsted Falls, OH, 44128
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Goldman
Mr
(440) 241-1413
kgoldman@h-cubed.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Goldman
Mr
(440) 241-1413
kgoldman@h-cubed.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to determine the feasibility of a new wireless, battery-less pressure sensor for use in the treatment of hydrocephalic patients. Hydrocephalus, if not treated can result in permanent brain damage and even death. Current treatment consists of using surgically implanted mechanical shunts to relieve the pressure. The proposal will address the monitoring of the intra-cranial pressure to detect shunt failures using a wire-less, battery-less, implantable MEMS microsensors. This will aid in the management of the patient and alleviate the need for expensive MRI and CT scans for shunt evaluation.

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