WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A PORTABLE COMPUTER BASED COMPLIANCE ENHANCEMENT AND DECISION MAKING SYSTEM (DIACARE PROGRAM) FORUSE IN THE TREATMENT OF INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES. THE DIACARE PROGRAM WILL BE DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON A HAND HELD COMPUTER WHICH CAN BE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$263,950.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
27050
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Triangle Research & Dev Corp.
Po Box 12696, Research Trngl Pk, NC, 27709
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Donald R Myers Phd
Senior Research Associate
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ADDITION TO THE HAND HELD COMPUTER, THE DIACARE PROGRAM WILLALSO INCLUDE A MICROCOMPUTER BASED PHYSICIAN BASE STATION. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW THE PHYSICIAN TO DOWNLOAD DATA FROM THE HAND HELD COMPUTER AS WELL AS CHANGE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DIET AND INSULIN. WITH THE ADDITION OF A MODEM SYSTEM THIS COMMUNICATION WILL BE POSSIBLE REMOTELY. IN PHASE I OF THISPROJECT WE PLAN TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM AND DEMONSTRATE ITS USABILITY AND "USER FRIENDLINESS". A PHASE II APPLICATION IS PLANNED IN WHICH THE PROJECT WILL BE TESTED ON A GROUP OF FORTY PATIENTS WHO HAVE OPTED TO LEARN HOME GLUCOSE MONITORING AND HAVE ENROLLED IN THE DIABETES TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIACARE PROGRAM WILL CONSTITUTE A MAJOR ADVANCE IN DIABETES CARE AND IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EXPERT SYSTEMS. WHILE PRESENT EXPERT SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY FOCUSES AT AIDING THE PROFESSIONAL IN MAKING DECISIONS, THE DIACARE PROGRAM WILL ASSIST THE PATIENT IN SELF-CARE. FURTHERMORE, BECAUSE OF ITS REMOTE CAPABILITIES IT WILL ALLOW HIGH LEVEL MEDICAL SUPERVISION WHERE PERSONAL PHYSICIAN CONTACT IS NOT POSSIBLE. BY IMPROVING PATIENTS' ABILITY TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR, THE DIACARE PROGRAM SHOULD HELP IN THE PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO CHRONIC HYPERGLYCEMIA. PHS OMNIBUSSOLICITATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTORS: (1) PREVENTION OF COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES (NIADDKC), (2) TREATMENT COMPLIANCE (ADAMHA).

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