Foot Infrared Rolling Scan Transducer (FIRST)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43DK088431-01
Agency Tracking Number: DK088431
Amount: $148,109.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDDK
Solicitation Number: PHS2010-2
Small Business Information
EDEN MEDICAL, INC.
EDEN MEDICAL, INC., 824 6th St. PO Box 337, HOWARD LAKE, MN, 55349
DUNS: 102517211
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JEFFREY SCHOESS
 (320) 543-2333
 JSCHOESS@KOROSENSOR.COM
Business Contact
 JEFFREY SCHOESS
Phone: (320) 543-2333
Email: jschoess@eden-medical.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): FIRST The Foot Infrared Rolling Scan Transducer (FIRST) will perform visible/near- infrared (NIR) spectral imaging to quantify the levels of deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) and oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) that indicate potential for cutaneous edema, erythema, and microcirculation loss. The hand- held device will be used during daily foot self-exams to encourage diabetic patients to assess potential skin breakdown problems that can cause ulceration to occur. The key focus is to provide early assessment of potential ulceration and corrective treatment (i.e. dosage of patient personal activity) to prevent skin breakdown. In vivo monitoring will be performed as a triple wavelength measurement assessing changes in absorption of deoxy-Hb and oxy-Hb in foot tissue. Light will be projected into the patient's foot through a rolling scanner head and dedicated light detectors will receive the light after it has interacted with the tissue. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: FIRST The key focus is to provide early assessment of potential ulceration and corrective treatment (i.e. dosage of patient personal activity) to prevent skin breakdown. In vivo monitoring will be performed as a triple wavelength measurement assessing changes in absorption of deoxy-Hb and oxy-Hb in foot tissue.

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