INSPIRE: Integrated Novel Solution for PTSD Intervention and Remote Engagement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-12-C-0058
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O112-H13-3164
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H13
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Tim Judkins
Senior Research Scientist
(301) 294-4768
tjudkins@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Director of Contracts and Proposals
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a potentially debilitating condition that affects a significant number of veterans. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD in Veterans ranges from 10-30%. Anger and psychological stress are common symptoms associated with PTSD as well as depression and substance use disorder. Many of these Veterans return home without the means to manage and cope with their anger and/or stress, and do not maintain contact with their physician/clinician. There is a clear need for evidence-based treatment strategies for anger and stress management as well as remote monitoring capabilities and intervention strategies. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with our collaborators, proposes an Integrated Novel Solution for PTSD Intervention and Remote Engagement (INSPIRE). We will utilize a two-fold approach by (1) teaching wounded warriors a home-based technique to manage anger and stress and (2) using a smart phone application for remote monitoring and engagement. We expect that INSPIRE will significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in wounded warriors suffering from PTSD and provide clinicians with a powerful tool for stress monitoring and alerts.

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