SBIR Phase I: Wireless Sensor for In Vivo Pressure Measurement

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0610980
Agency Tracking Number: 0610980
Amount: $99,852.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-605
Small Business Information
26988 Valeside, Olmsted Falls, OH, 44128
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Goldman
 (440) 241-1413
Business Contact
 Kenneth Goldman
Title: Mr
Phone: (440) 241-1413
Research Institution
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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