WRIST ACTIVITY MONITORING FOR OUTPATIENT BEHAVIOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3348
Amount: $235,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ambulatory Monitoring Inc.
731 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY, 10502
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Gruen
 Principal Investigator
 (914) 693-9240
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MOTOR EVENT FREQUENCY RECORDING, ACTIGRAPHY, IS A TECHNOLOGY USEFUL IN STUDIES OF SLEEP DISORDERS, CIRCADIAN FUNCTION, ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF ADULTS AND INFANTS, AND DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS. WIDESPREAD UTILIZATION OF THIS MONITORING TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN DELAYED BY THE LACK OF AN AFFORDABLE ACTIVITY MONITORING INSTRUMENT AND INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR DATA MANAGEMENT, ANALYSIS, AND PRESENTATION. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PROTOTYPICAL ACTIGRAPH SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR USE IN OFFICES AND INSTITUTIONS. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF SELF-CONTAINED SENSOR, DATA STORAGE UNIT, READOUT UNIT, OPERATIONAL TEST UNIT, AND SYSTEM SOFTWARE. SENSITIVITY TO ACTIVITY WILL ENCOMPASS THE RANGE FROM SLEEP TO HYPERKINESIS WITH CONSTANT RELATIVE PRECISION WITH MINIMAL ARTIFACT FROM EXTRACORPOREAL VIBRATION. ANALYSIS SOFTWARE WILL BE PREPARED FOR USE WITH THE IBM PC OR COMPATIBLE COMPUTER. EVALUATION OF ACTIGRAPHY FOR DIAGNOSTIC, UTILITY, AND THERAPEUTIC REGIMEN MANAGEMENT REQUIRES THAT A STANDARDIZED DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM BE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TO DIVERSE INVESTIGATORS. ACTIGRAPHY IS A REALIZABLE TECHNOLOGY THAT HOLDS GREAT PROMISE FOR MOVING DIAGNOSTIC AND MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES INTO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS OF THE PATIENT IN A MANNER THAT IS BOTH MEDICALLY SOUND AND CONSISTENT WITH COST CONTAINMENT GOALS.

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