VIDEO COMPARATOR FOR ISOLATION OF DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16348
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Craine, Eric R
Principal Investigator
(602) 325-4505
Business Contact:
1 R43 AR40799-01
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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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