Apps for Rapid Epidemiological Analysis (AREA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: N00014-12-M-0110
Agency Tracking Number: O112-H17-3123
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-H17
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, -
DUNS: 094078958
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alvin Ramsey
 Director, Products R&D
 (617) 682-4681
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: Vice President and General Counsel
Phone: (240) 965-4550
Research Institution
Vecna Medical proposes a mobile app with a modular and open design to address the need for rapid epidemiological analysis of data from multiple data sources. The system will work natively on any mobile device (e.g., Android, iOS, Blackberry OS) and will be able to collect data from EHRs, disposable diagnostic devices, data mined information from the web, and data from direct mobile surveys. The system will also have the ability to generate epidemiology reports and visualization of geotagged data for pattern tracking. Advanced algorithms and machine learning tools will be available to users for analytical support. In addition to facilitating decision support among team members, the system will have real-time collaboration capabilities. There are many capabilities needed by the proposed system, and at a high level, the required capabilities will be achieved through these project objectives: (1) proof-of-concept of novel smartphone use for rapid epidemiological analysis, (2) establish data analysis and forecasting tools for epidemiological outbreaks, and (3) develop the system architecture with an open design.

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