A MODULAR MULTIPARAMETER AMBULATORY PROCESSOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5350
Amount: $490,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
United States Control Sys Corp
502 Palm Street, Suite 5, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Brandenburg
 Principal Investigator
 (305) 659-4327
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PHASE I ASPECTS OF THIS PROGRAM PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A MODULAR AMBULATORY PROCESSOR. THIS DIGITALLY BASED MONITOR IS INTENDED FOR THE RECORDING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY FROMHUMAN SUBJECTS IN NATURALISTIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR PERIODS OF UP TO SEVERAL DAYS, IN BOTH EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL APPLI-CATIONS. AREAS SUCH AS PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, ANXIETY DISORDERS, BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS, AND MEDICAL MONITORING WOULD BE STUDIED. THIS PROGRAM WOULD INITIALLY DEVELOP HEART RATE, RESPIRATION, SKIN CONDUCTANCE, AND WIDE-BAND AC AMPLIFIER MODULES, WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR EVENTUAL DEVELOP- MENT OF A LARGE NUMBER OF OTHER APPLICATION MODULES. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF (1) A MINIATURE, BATTERY-POWERED RECORDING/PROCESSING UNIT; (2) PLUG-IN MODULES CONTAINING PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURING CIRCUITS; (3) AN ELECTRIC ISOLATED RS-232 INTERFACE ADAPTER TO CONNECT THE UNIT TO ANY HOST COMPUTER WITHOUT NEEDING A SPECIAL HARDWARE INTERFACE; AND (4) SOFTWARE. THE UNIT CAN BE CONFIGURED WITH 2 MEGABYTES OF NONVOLATILE SOLID STATE MEMORY AND ITS PROCESSOR CAN USE SOFTWARE DEVELOPED IN HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGES.

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