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A Novel Instrument to Address Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Patients

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1 million Americans and 10 million individuals worldwide. One of the most debilitating and impactful symptoms of PD is Freezing of Gait (FOG). Barron Associates has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging to develop a body-worn system that is specially designed […]

Barron Associates awarded Phase II NIH grant to study falls in hospitals

Fall detection, assessment, and prevention is a challenging issue across the care continuum. Despite wide recognition as a considerable problem, fall-related injuries are still the most frequently reported adverse events in hospital inpatient settings. Although hospitals employ diverse programs to prevent falls and fall injuries, an essential component to a fall prevention program is accurate […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Data Mining Tool for Healthcare Applications

The Federated Automated Survey Tool (FAST) will be an analytics platform that can be used by public health officials, clinical care investigators, institutional administrators, and others to more easily survey targeted cohorts regarding acute and chronic diseases (e.g., influenza, coronavirus, high blood pressure, etc.) and other indicators (e.g., depression prevalence, tobacco use, substance abuse, etc.) […]

Barron Associates to assist in NASA research on AAM means of compliance

Barron Associates will assist in a NASA research contract aimed at investigating and implementing certification means of compliance processes for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) with Increasing autonomy. The AAM and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiatives have led to a proliferation of new vehicle designs, operating environments, control design, and safety and certification challenges.  Because of […]

NASA Phase I Selected for Award: LiDAR-Supported Emergency Landing System for AAM Vehicles

The autonomous LiDAR-supported Emergency Landing System for AAM (LELSA) emulates the perception, cognition, and decision making of expert operators to provide an onboard capability to accomplish the complex emergency (precautionary or forced) landing task autonomously.  LELSA leverages both existing data and data acquired through in-flight perception (LiDAR) to: (1) locate potential emergency landing sites; (2) […]

Barron Associates Awarded Subcontract to NIH R21 Grant Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in the aging population and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, including cerebrovascular injury. Repetitive exposure to acute CV response, such as sympathetic surge and blood pressure (BP) rise following obstructive respiratory events, is an important mediating mechanism linking OSA to CV disease and cerebrovascular injury. […]

Barron Associates to Develop Telehealth System for Pediatric Upper Extremity Therapy

Barron Associates, Inc. has been awarded an NIH Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant to develop a computer gaming system for evidence-based home exercise for pediatric hemiplegia with telehealth guidance and remote monitoring. The Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT) effort will produce a commercial system that includes therapy software and […]

Barron Associates awarded Dept of Energy Phase I SBIR titled “Machine Learning for Individualized Vehicle Eco-Routing”

Vehicle “eco-routing” means that instead of driving the fastest or shortest route between two locations, a driver would choose the most energy-efficient route.  Eco-routing operates at the macroscopic level to identify the most energy efficient route to a destination based on the specific vehicle and powertrain.  The most impressive eco-routing energy savings are based on […]

Barron Associates Awarded Phase II Grant to Develop Next Generation Animal Monitoring Technology Following Successful Feasibility Effort

Barron Associates is developing the Rodent Physiologic Analysis and Recording (RODAR) System. The RODAR system embodies a wireless, noninvasive data collection, visualization, and storage solution for monitoring animals’ physiological status, behavior, and environment. The RODAR system offers continuous or intermittent recording, synchronization, and real-time display of physiologic data and environmental data including. The system also […]

Barron Associates Receives NIH Grant to Develop Monitor for Oxygen Therapy

Barron Associates was recently awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Respiratory Oxygen Adherence Monitor (ROAM) system to reliably assess long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) adherence. LTOT is associated with significant reductions in hospitalizations and improved quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite the benefits of LTOT, […]