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STABLE postural assessment system enters clinical evaluation

Barron Associates and its clinical partner are developing a compact, portable, customizable computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) system that provides standardized tests to selectively manipulate and measure responses by the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems to assist in diagnosis of postural control.  The Sensory Test and Balance Limit Evaluation (STABLE) system expands these tests (currently performed […]

Completion of Stroke Patient Pilot Testing Using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR)

The Virtual Activities of Living for Occupational Rehabilitation (VALOR) project enables telehealth delivery of evidence-based upper extremity stroke therapy in a patient’s home. The Barron Associates-developed product combines innovative use of low-cost immersive VR headset technology with software for computer-guided practice of activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental ADLs (IADLs). VALOR will be the […]

PREEMPT Hospital Patient Monitor Clinical Study Successfully Concludes

The negative consequences of immobility during hospitalization are numerous, profound, and well-documented, including pressure ulcer formation, longer lengths of stay, muscle weakness, increased risk of falls, loss of independence, and reduced quality of life. Barron Associates’ wireless Patient/Resident Mobility Tracker (PREEMPT) provides an effective, accurate, noninvasive, and practicable method for automatically documenting patient mobility, providing […]

Barron Associates Work on System Identification Highlighted in Journal of Aircraft Special Edition

Barron Associates was invited to contribute to a special edition on Advances in Aircraft System Identification from Flight Test Data and the special edition is now available ( and has been widely publicized on LinkedIn ( Barron’s work, entitled Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches to Model and Update Dynamic Systems, presents methods to update aircraft models […]

Barron Associates’ System to help Parkinson’s Patients Completes Feasibility Study

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). FOG decreases quality of life and activity level, and leads to loss of independence and injurious falls. External prompts, such as auditory, […]

Paper Presented at AIAA Aviation Conference: Rapid Multi-Objective UAS Mission Planning for Operational Risk Management

Current aircraft operations within the National Airspace System (NAS) rely heavily on the presence of an on-board pilot to safely manage the flight. Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the NAS requires a high confidence that these unmanned aircraft operations can meet or exceed the safety afforded through manned operations. Specifically, these UAS operations […]

Rodent Physiologic Analysis and Recording (RODAR) System Evaluation Concludes

The overall goal of this multi-year R&D program was to design, build, and evaluate the RODAR system. The RODAR system provides the capability to monitor multiple vertebrates simultaneously, with continuous recording, synchronization, and display of physiological and/or environmental data. Physiologic data are collected via miniature, lightweight Remote Physiologic Modules (RPMs) that are worn on the […]

Best Paper Award for Research on Intelligent Wind Estimation

Barron Associates received a best paper award for work on intelligent wind estimation recently presented in the Unmanned VTOL during the Vertical Flight Society’s 79th Forum.  The paper entitled, Intelligent Wind Estimation for CBRN Agent Tracking and Localization, outlines methods to provide accurate wind estimates in urban and complex environments that can be used by […]

Barron Associates’ Hospital Fall Detection System Begins Laboratory Study

Falls represent a significant healthcare problem with substantial associated morbidity and mortality. In an inpatient environment, it is necessary to identify injurious falls quickly in order to reduce the potential for, and impact of, serious or fatal injuries. Falls are consistently the most frequently reported adverse event in hospitals; up to 20% of patients fall […]