Remote Anger and Stress Management (M-SAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5265
Amount: $999,643.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-H13
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, -
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 David Jones
 Director- Medical Innovat
 (407) 706-0977
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: Sr. VP- Finance
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Research Institution
Concern has been raised over the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in military personnel returning from deployment to the Middle East. While not appearing as an overt physical injury, disruptions of a psychological nature are often as debilitating, and there is an increasing need for support tools. Such tools should allow for standardized tracking, monitoring, and mitigation of anger and stress outside of face-to-face treatment, and enhance the overall treatment plan for individuals struggling with psychological health issues. To meet this need, Design Interactive proposes further development and evaluation of the prototype Mobile Stress and Anger management Tool (MSAT), a CBT treatment support suite that links providers and patients in a way that they never have before. The tool meets the most critical needs of patients by providing real-time mobile support when anger/stress triggers are encountered during their day to day life by continuously tracking their stress/anger levels with physiological sensors. An integrated provider portal provides powerful information to support practitioners in what they have deemed their most difficult task in CBT, determining the patterns that trigger anger and stress in patients. Expansions include an upgraded, unobtrusive physiological sensor suite, real-time biofeedback, and additional mitigation and training strategies among others.

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