AUTOMATED VARIABLE-CONTEXT EQUILIBRIUM TRAINING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7370
Agency Tracking Number:
7370
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9570 Southeast Lawnfield Road, Clackamas, OR, 97015
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lewis M Nashner Md
(503) 653-2144
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF NEUROCOM INTERNATIONAL, INC. IS TO DEVELOP AND MARKET COMPUTER-AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FOR RETRAININGPOSTURE AND EQUILIBRIUM FUNCTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH A VARIETY OF DISORDERS, INCLUDING PERIPHERAL VESTIBULAR DEFICITS, HEAD INJURY, STROKE, AND AGE-RELATED DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS. THE PROPOSED RETRAINING SYSTEM WILL BE MENU DRIVEN AND OPERABLE BY THE PATIENT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A THERAPIST. THE PROTOCOLS WILL HELP THE PATIENT LEARN TO COMPENSATE FOR ABNORMAL SENSORY INTERACTION OR MOVEMENT COORDINATION AFFECTING POSTURE. THE QUANTITATIVE MEASURES PROVIDED WILL ASSIST BOTH THERAPIST AND PATIENT IN MONITORING PROGRESS. THE PHASE I GRANT PERIOD WILL PRODUCE A DETAILED PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FOR A COMMERCIALLY FEASIBLE, AUTOMATED RETRAINING SYSTEM. SPECIFIC GOALS INCLUDE: (1) DEFINING PROTOCOLS TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONAL BALANCE SKILLS BY RETRAININGSPECIFIC COMPONENTS OF ABNORMAL SENSORY AND MOTOR FUNCTION; (2) DEFINING THE MEANS TO PROVIDE PATIENTS WITH NECESSARY FEEDBACK INFORMATION DURING RETRAINING; (3) DEFINING ALGORITHMS BY WHICH THE DIFFICULTY AND SCOPE OF PROTOCOLS CAN BE AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTED AS THE PATIENT'S PERFORMANCE IMPROVES; (4) DEFINING ABSOLUTE MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE BY WHICH TO SCORE THE PATIENT IN RELATION TO HIMSELF AND AGE-MATCHED NORMALS; AND (5) IDENTIFYING THE MECHANICAL, ELECTRONIC, AND COMPUTER HARDWARE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THEAUTOMATED RETRAINING PROTOCOLS.

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