SLeep Assessment Monitor (SLAM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,869.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H15-3243
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H15
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PERL Research LLC
3414-A Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
127516420
Principal Investigator:
Paul Cox
CEO
(256) 539-5364
paul@perlresearch.com
Business Contact:
Paul Cox
CFO
(256) 539-5364
paul@perlresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
According to a recent RAND report, of the 1.64 million deployed to date, the study estimates that approximately 300,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or major depression, and about 320,000 may have experienced mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) during deployment. The identification of affected or at-risk soldiers is critical to early intervention and successful treatment. For sufferers of PTSD, sleep disturbances are among the most treatment-resistant symptoms and can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, even suicide. To address this problem, PERL Research proposed a non-contact approach is based on using a thermographic camera coupled with machine vision processing algorithms - SLeep Assessment Monitor (SLAM). The machine vision algorithm will process the thermographic video to segment body, detect/track body and limb movements; detects features (eye movement, breathing, heart rate, skin temperature).

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