Context-Aware Independence Recovery Network (CAIRN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0185
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0194
Amount: $98,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-011
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 152357393
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Hunter Downs III
 Chief Science Officer
 (808) 221-2131
Business Contact
 Traci Downs
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (808) 382-0314
Research Institution
Over the past 12 years, the incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) has increased from an annual rate of 500,000 to 1,000,000 new cases a year. This project will focus primarily on people that have sustained a traumatic brain injury and recovered to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) level of 11 or better six months post-injury. With the needs of the target population in mind, the project team proposes the following project to develop the CAIRN, the context-aware independence recovery network to assist people who have sustained a moderate head injury regain an independent lifestyle. The CAIRN project will initially be focused on inferring context from multiple sensors, both worn and environmental, to direct memory cueing and sequencing but it will build the framework to assist, on a number of other axes, the individual on the road to recovery and functional independence.

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