SBIR Phase I: Web Based Asset Tracking System (WeBATS) for Hospitals

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0637442
Agency Tracking Number: 0637442
Amount: $98,785.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: IT
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
515 Sparkman Drive, St. Leon Industrial Park, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 121059757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Langford
 (256) 489-0075
Business Contact
 David Langford
Title: BS
Phone: (256) 489-0075
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to provide relief to growing healthcare costs by using IT to reduce the cost of inventory management. Initially, high value medical equipment would be tracked. The IT market to track people and supplies in hospitals is predicted to be a $8.8 billion market by 2010. A segment of this market is real time location systems (RTLS). RTLS tracking is accomplished using closed systems that are inherently difficult to distribute information broadly. This project would develop a web-based asset tracking system to replace the existing crude external accesses. In 2003 around $1.1 trillion worth of inventory supported $3.2 trillion annual retail sales in the US. By allowing inventory information to be accessed using devices such as PCs, PDAs, and cell phones, the project will make the supply chain more efficient.

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