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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 […]

PREEMPT Hospital Patient Monitor Concludes Clinical Study

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.  Bed rest and inactivity accelerate the functional changes that are part of normal aging; the link between inactivity and adverse outcomes […]

Barron Associates Completes Classroom Evaluation for the NeuroSPARKS system

Barron Associates has developed NeuroSPARKS system, which provides STEM content to middle school students through science lessons and a unique electromyography (EMG) game interface. The goal of the NeuroSPARKS system is to increase interest in STEM careers in a diverse group of students. The game software was designed to ensure that lessons are engaging and […]

Completion of rater-blinded, randomized controlled trial demonstrating efficacy of video games for vision therapy

The iCare SBIR Phase IIB program (National Eye Institute grant 5R44EY021079) culminated in a multi-site rater-blinded, randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving a total of 9 optometry/vision therapy practices around the U.S. and participation of 92 children between the ages of 4 and 18.  An amblyopia branch of the study compared 12 weeks of home therapy […]

Paper Presented at AIAA Aviation Conference: Flight Testing an Automated Turbulence Recognition System for Unmanned Aircraft

Operators of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) lack the physical cues that onboard pilots experience to assess turbulence levels, which means that automated systems are needed onboard the aircraft to identify the turbulence level. To address this need, a Turbulence Recognition And Decision Support for UAS (TRADS-UAS) system was previously developed. This paper focuses on work […]