HOME ACTIGRAPHIC RECORDINGS OF THE SLEEPLESS CHILD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$366,794.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
14038
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ambulatory Monitoring Inc.
731 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY, 10502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 William Gruen
 (914) 693-9240
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES SLEEP DISORDERS IN PEDIATRICS BY DEVELOPING A MINIATURIZED, LIGHTWEIGHT MOTIONLOGGER ACTIGRAPH FOR ACTIVITY MONITORING. PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE VALUE OF ACTIVITY MONITORING IN SLEEP DISORDER DETERMINATION. THE CHILD WHO IS SLEEP DEPRIVED NEEDS PROPER DIAGNOSIS BASED ON ACCURATE SLEEP/WAKE DATA FOR GUIDANCE IN PARENTAL EDUCATION. PILOT STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY AND VALUE OF COLLECTING OBJECTIVE DATA FROM INFANTS OR CHILDREN INDEPENDENTLY FROM PARENTS' REPORTS, BUT THERE IS A NEED FOR A SMALLER, LIGHTWEIGHT UNIT THAT WOULD BE MORE SUITABLE FOR USE WITH INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN. IN PHASE I, A LIGHTWEIGHT, SMALLER MOTIONLOGGER ACTIGRAPH WITH 32K MEMORY WILL BE FABRICATED AND VALIDATED; ACTIGRAPHIC DATA WILL BE COMPARED TO TIME-LAPSE VIDEO MONITORING IN A HOME SETTING IN COOPERATION WITH THE SLEEP RESEARCH CENTER AT BRADLEY HOSPITAL (BROWN UNIVERSITY). IN PHASE II, SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE VALIDATED WITH ALARGE PATIENT POPULATION IN THE HOME SETTING. NORMATIVE DATA WILL BE COLLECTED ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

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