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SBIR Phase II: RFID Tags for Cardiopulmonary Monitoring in Clinical Setting

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0646422
Agency Tracking Number: 0539430
Amount: $499,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-557
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
211 Warren Street, M/S 31 Suite 110
NEWARK, NJ 07103
United States
DUNS: 015141455
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Salesky
 (973) 297-1450
Business Contact
 Ronald Salesky
Title: MS
Phone: (973) 297-1450
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Reseach (SBIR) Phase II research project will develop an RFID system with sensor tags. This work focuses on design and implementation of a custom CMOS integrated circuit which contains hybrid analog-digital circuits on a micro-power tag. The biomedical application is vital signs monitoring including heart and lung sounds. The sensor tag operates within an RFID environment. Micro-electromechanical systems technology is used to fabricate an optimized sensor together with CMOS circuitry on the RFID-compatible tag. Heart sounds are presented as time-varying waveforms and processed algorithmically for feature extraction. Micro-power designs are used throughout the planned system. The commercialized product with disposable tag sensors can replace the jungle of wiring currently used with direct-wired sensors or, for wireless pods, the need to replace batteries frequently. The system provides a patient monitoring capability that is very convenient, highly-cost effective, capable of chronic use, and does not interfere with nearby heart pacers.
The ease of application makes this system ideal as a teaching tool for medical students and specialists with both visual waveforms and sound presented to the operator simultaneously. The system will be used in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and for outpatients in the home.

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