PHASE I - MOTION SIMULATION EFFECTIVENESS ON COLICKY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 506
Amount: $468,773.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4710 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH, 43081
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ruth A. Humphry
 (614) 899-9441
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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