PHASE I - MOTION SIMULATION EFFECTIVENESS ON COLICKY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$468,773.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
506
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sweet Dreems Inc.
4710 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH, 43081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ruth A. Humphry
(614) 899-9441
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A TECHNIQUEUSING MOTION SIMULATION TO SOOTHE COLICKY INFANTS. THERE ARE THREE MAJOR OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PHASE I PROJECT: (1) TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MOTION SIMULATION TREATMENT. THE BASIC PROTOTYPE OF THE VIBRATING MECHANISM HAS BEEN PRODUCED. THEREFORE, THE PROPOSED TASK IS TO DETERMINE THE BEST METHOD OF APPLICATION. THIS WILL PRIMARILY INVOLVE STUDIES OF THE OPTIMAL INTENSITY OF VIBRATION, POSITIONING OF THE VIBRATING UNIT ON THE MATTRESSAND DURATION OF TREATMENT; (2) TO IDENTIFY A DEFINITION OF COLIC THAT WILL PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF A STUDY POPULATION AND DETERMINE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT REGIME. THE SYMPTOMS OF COLIC THAT ARE POTENTIALLY TREATABLE WITH MOTION SIMULATION WILL BE DEFINED; AND (3) TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES THAT WILL RELIABLY ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MOTION SIMULATION ON COLIC IN INFANTS. IT IS PROPOSED TO TEST THE MOTION SIMULATOR ON TEN INFANTS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING COLIC.

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