Objective Diagnostic Tool for Tinnitus in Military Populations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,941.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-12-C-0044
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O112-H11-3077
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H11
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
133 N. Altadena Dr., Ste 307, Pasadena, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168312028
Principal Investigator:
Nicholas Booth
Director Medical Devices
(626) 381-9974
jaxtelle@chromologic.com
Business Contact:
Naresh Menon
CEO
(626) 381-9974
nmenon@chromologic.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
To address the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Health Program"s (OSD/DHP) need for an innovative concept for effective, objective diagnosis of subjective tinnitus in military personnel, ChromoLogic (CL) proposes to develop the OPical TINnitus Assessment or (OPTINAS) system based on Near Infrared Optical system that quickly, easily, and inexpensively assesses level of neuronal activity in area of the brain associated with auditory response to determine the presence and degree of tinnitus. The unique scientific expertise of ChromoLogic scientists and collaborators will result in an innovative system that is objective, compact and intuitive to use. In Phase I CL will demonstrate the feasibility of the OPTINAS technology by fabricating a prototype device to demonstrate the concept of NIR monitoring of neuronal activity. In Phase II, CL plans to develop the OPTINAS device and perform clinical validation of the method.

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