RESPIRATION MONITOR FOR CONCENTRATED CARE UNITS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,844.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11340
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Microwave Medical Technology
12 Roszel Rd Ste A-203, Princeton, NJ, 08540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INEXPENSIVE, REMOTE MICROWAVE RESPIRATION MONITOR FOR USE IN RECOVERY ROOMS AND CONCENTRATED CARE UNITS THAT WILL REDUCE THE NEED FOR SENSOR ATTACHMENT TO THE PATIENT. USINGADVANCED MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES THAT INCORPORATE PASSIVE TRANSPONDERS TO ELIMINATE THE ARTIFACTS AND FALSE ALARMS THAT PLAGUE TYPICAL MICROWAVE MOTION SENSORS, THE INSTRUMENTWILL PROVIDE CONTINUOUS RESPIRATION RATE INFORMATION EVEN IN THE PRESENCE OF MOTION AND ACTIVITY NEAR THE PATIENT. THE USE OF BATTERY-OPERATED VERSIONS OF THE INSTRUMENT MAY BE EXTENDABLE TO PATIENTS BEING TRANSPORTED EXIGENTLY ON OPERATING ROOM GURNIES OR IN AMBULANCES OR TO THOSE SUFFERING SUPERFICIAL TRAUMA WHERE SENSOR ATTACHMENT WOULD BE PAINFUL. IT IS THE SPECIFIC AIM OF PHASE I RESEARCH TO DESIGN A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT MODEL OF SUCH AN INSTRUMENT LEADING TO THE EVENTUAL DESIGN OF A PRACTICAL COMMERCIAL MODEL.

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