Surgical Monitor for Detection of Spinal Cord Injury

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$1,294,354.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2R44NS045407-02
Award Id:
66713
Agency Tracking Number:
NS045407
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INFINITE BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, 3600 CLIPPER MILL ROAD #410, BALTIMORE, MD, 21211
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HONGXUANZHANG
(410) 889-8011
HONGXUAN@I-BIOMED.COM
Business Contact:
JEFFREYWALLACE
(410) 889-8011
JEFF@I-BIOMED.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) monitoring during spinal surgery has been associated with a 61% reduction in major neurological deficits. However, visual interpretation of signals is not always accurate, and a significant learning curve has been demonstrated. Therefore, we embarked on a course to develop a novel SEP monitor equipped with the latest in wireless and digital signal processing technology to continuously monitor spinal cord function. We propose the development of a toolbox of techniques which will significantly advance spinal cord assessment during surgery, including: Integration of noise reduction via single-sweep rejection and filtering Investigation of the coherence of individual spectral components of the SEP and Incorporation of wireless multi-channel stimulation & monitoring Evaluation of the resulting next-generation real-time monitor in a clinical study It is our vision to translate these hardware and software innovations into a useful device to assist the clinician in improving the outcome of the patient undergoing spinal surgery.

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