Long Term UV-B Record Keeping of Outdoor Workers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$320,820.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1 R43 CA67735-01,
Award Id:
29240
Agency Tracking Number:
29240
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7124 Arrowwood Lane, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Marvin Kollodge
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The investigators will test the feasibility of developing a prototype UV-B monitor/recording deviceworn by workers exposed to the sun, as further described by their abstract. This SBIR proposes an inUV-B exposure record keeping and sensor calibration that can be done at a low cost while improving aapproach is to develop a UV-B recorder in the form of a 3" x 5" 0.3" size mail-able card. The UV-B rhave a GaAsP or GaN photodiode chip/filter, a battery and processor with memory to log UV-B measuremThe user of the card could be a government office or business that is responsible for workers who armost of the day. Examples are armed forces personnel, farm field workers, construction workers or reworkers. When a new card arrives in the mail the pervious card would be placed in a return envelopedevice would be automatic so the recipient does not need English reading/writing skills. The returneautomatically readout and calibrated as they come in. The user can receive weekly or monthly reportsThe long term record keeping can be used to identify individuals before they become at risk of skinbreadboard of the system will be developed to show feasibility. In phase II prototypes will be prodube run. "Manufacturing and agricultural business who are concerned about their employee's health risB monitoring as a service. They will not need to invest into capital equipment needed for UV-B monitOther applications for UV monitoring of products is also possible.

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