SUBCUTANEOUS MONITOR/ALARM FOR CARDIAC ARREST

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43HL069608-01A1
Agency Tracking Number:
HL069608
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AJ MEDICAL ENGINEERING
AJ MEDICAL ENGINEERING, 1130 S MICHIGAN AVE, STE 3313, CHICAGO, IL, 60605
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT ARZBAECHER
 (312) 567-6460
 ARZBAECHER@IIT.EDU
Business Contact
 ROBERT ARZBAECHER
Phone: (312) 986-0447
Email: ARZBAECHER@IIT.EDU
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
It is estimated that 220,000 people suffer cardiac arrest each year in the US, of whom only 10,000 survive to hospital discharge. The number of survivors could increase 10-fold if paramedical attention and/or defibrillation were available within a new minutes of the attack. It is the goal of our company to develop and deploy new and innovative technology that improves survival of cardiac arrest by lessening the time to treatment. This is a proposal to design, develop, and test the feasibility of an implanted monitor that notifies bystanders and emergency medical services (EMS) of an incipient cardiac arrest and/or acute myocardial ischemia. Such notification can shorten materially the time to defibrillation of most witnessed, and all unwitnessed, episodes of cardiac arrest, thereby improving survival manyfold. The tiny device will automatically detect the lethal event and signal transcutaneously to a cellphone-size purse, pocket, belt-worn or night stand unit which gives voice instructions to bystanders, spouse, or other witnesses and transmits victim location to the nearest EMS. Candidates for the implanted device are those readily identifiable cardiac patients whose medical condition and/or history puts them at particularly high risk of cardiac arrest.

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