VIDEO COMPARATOR FOR ISOLATION OF DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16348
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Western Research Company, Inc.
2127 E Speedway, Suite 209, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Craine, Eric R
 Principal Investigator
 (602) 325-4505
Business Contact
 1 R43 AR40799-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A MICROCOMPUTER BASED VIDEO IMAGE COMPARATOR FOR USE IN A CLINICAL DERMATO- LOGICAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS DEVICE WILL BE USED BY DERMATOLOGISTS TO EASE THE TASK OF LOCATING NEW OR CHANGED CUTANEOUS LESIONS WHICH MAY POSE A LETHAL THREAT TO THE PATIENT. IN ADDITION TO EASING THE SCREENING TASK IT WILL RESULT IN GREATER UNIFORMITY AND OBJECTIVITY OF PATIENT EXAMINATION. THIS IS A COMPLETELY INNOVATIVE PRODUCT FOR THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT WITH CONSIDERABLE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. DURING THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL BUILD THE PROTOTYPE VIDEO COMPARATOR WHICH WILL THEN BE SUBJECTED TO A SERIES OF RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC TESTS IN WELL CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS; IT WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE A DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR FURTHER ENHANCING THE DESIGN, AND IT WILL BE USED IN ACTUAL CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTS TO ESTABLISH ITS EASE OF USE. DEVELOPMENT OF A PRODUCT FROM THIS PROTOTYPE IS QUITE FEASIBLE. THE CONCEPT FOR THIS PROTOTYPE HAS ARISEN FROM A MARKET NEED EXPRESSED BY DERMATOLOGISTS. THE PRODUCT IS SIGNIFICANT IN THAT IT ADDRESSES A MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF SERIOUS, POTENTIALLY RAPIDLY EVOLVING LESIONS.

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