DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE, UNATTENDED EEG/SLEEP DEVICE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$499,856.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
19381
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Telefactor Corp.
1094 New Dehaven Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James S Bryan
 (215) 825-4555
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A PORTABLE, INEXPENSIVE EEG/SLEEP RECORDER WITH NO MOVING PARTS THAT CAN BE USSED IN PATIENTS' HOMES AND HOSPITAL ROOMS WILL BE DESIGNED AND VALIDATED. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON SOFTWARE NECESSARY FOR DATA COMPRESSION AND "INTELLIGENT" MONITORING OF INPUT SIGNALS TO ASSURE THE QUALITY OF DATA COLLECTED WITH UNATTENDED OPERATION. THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL ADDRESS THE NEED OF THE GROWING FIELD OF SLEEP MEDICINE TO DIAGNOSE SLEEP DISORDERS WITH GREATER EFFICIENCY AND LESS EXPENSE. THE PORTABLE SLEEP MONITOR WILL HAVE NO MOVING PARTS AND WILL RELY ON RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY FOR DIGITIZED DATA STORAGE. THE MICROPROCESSOR-BASED DEVICE WILL BE PROGRAMMED TO EVALUATE SIGNALS FROM TRANSDUCERS AND TO ACCEPT DATA ONLY FROM THE BEST OF REDUNDANT SETS. THIS STRATEGY WILL INCREASE THE USEFUL DATA YIELD OF UNATTENDED OPERATION. IN ADDITION, DATA COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF MEMORY AND BATTERY POWER NECESSARY TO STORE 8 HOURS OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC DATA. THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN ALSO BE APPLIED TO PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS AND EXTENDED PERFORMANCE, TO LONG-TERM EVALUATION OF BREATHING DISORDERS, AND TO STUDIES OF WORKER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE IN CRITICAL INDUSTRIES.

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