Recent Posts In: Research Updates

Upset Recovery Research Team Flight Tests Featured in AW&ST Magazine and on AVweb

The guided upset recovery flight test program recently completed by the Barron Associates’ Upset Recovery Research Team has been featured in Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine ( and on AVweb (  The research and flight test team included Systems Technology, Inc. and Calspan.

PREEMPT Clinical Study Begins

Barron Associates is developing a method and system to non-intrusively record patient activity levels in acute care and long term care settings.  Recognizing a link between inactivity and adverse outcomes, the goal is to be able to inexpensively monitor and assure adequate levels of therapeutic mobilization on an hourly basis. The Patient/Resident Mobility Tracker (PREEMPT) […]

Dental Sentinel Clinical Study Commences

A clinical study to evaluate Barron Associates’ Dental Sentinel system is underway. The Dental Sentinel is a miniature adherence and sleep monitoring micro-recorder that can be implanted into an oral appliance (e.g., an orthodontic retainer). The Dental Sentinel overcomes present barriers to wider adoption of oral appliances, and offers the capability for highly accurate adherence […]

Upset Recovery Team Completes Flight Test Evaluation of Recovery Guidance Program

The Barron Associates Upset Recovery Team has completed flight evaluation of its Damage Adaptive Guidance for piloted Upset Recovery (DAGUR) program.  These flight tests were supported by Calspan Aerospace and their experimentally certified Learjet 25B.  Post-flight pilot option/feedback has been very positive and the quantitative analysis of the flight data is ongoing.

Virtual Occupational Therapy Application (VOTA) FDA Cleared

Barron Associates’ VOTA software system for practice of simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) in upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation has received 510(k) Clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device under Classification Product Code LXJ. The 510(k) Summary is available online at: Indications for Use A software system used with the Microsoft […]

Virtual Occupational Therapy Application (VOTA) Demonstrates Efficacy in Completed Clinical Trials

VOTA is a software system, used with the Microsoft Kinect, intended to be used to support repetitive task practice for rehabilitation of adults in a clinical or home setting consistent with Standard of Care for upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation. The system is based on simulated activities of daily living (ADLs) for the UE within a […]

Strength And BALance (SABAL) Virtual Trainer Pilot Study Demonstrates Validity of Game-Derived Metrics

The Strength And BALance (SABAL) software system provides a virtual world-based gaming experience incorporating evidence-based exercise that aims to reduce the risk of falling in older adults. A prototype game was developed under a small business research grant from the National Institutes on Aging (1R41AG046958-01A1) including an integrated virtual world in which the older adult […]

Hybrid Air/Water Vehicle Prototype Testing

Barron was awarded a Navy STTR contract to develop a hybrid vehicle that could operate both in air and underwater. The goal was to use air travel to rapidly reach a location and then dive underwater to engage submerged targets. Barron Associates designed and built AERODIVER, a collapsible heavy-lift quadcopter transport to carry a Remotely […]

Strength And BALance (SABAL) Virtual Trainer Trials at University of Virginia (UVa)

The Strength And BALance (SABAL) Virtual Trainer provides virtual world gaming experiences to motivate users and track adherence to evidence-based exercises for older adults – promoting improved health outcomes and reduction of fall risk in older adults. A completed SABAL prototype system combines off-the-shelf electronics with intelligent tracking algorithms and state-of-the-art game engine technology to […]

Flight Test of Upset Recovery System for SUAS

The initial flight tests of the RAIDER upset recovery system being developed under a NASA Phase II effort were conducted in October. The team flew the first of a planned fleet of 3 Ultrastick 120 research vehicles.  A high fidelity simulation for these vehicles was previously developed by NASA Langley and UMN, providing a rare […]