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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 […]

Barron Associates Completes Phase II of the AutoPRep Mission Planning Software Development and Evaluation Including In-Flight Mission Plan Update Demonstration

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 […]

Barron Associates development of an immersive virtual reality system for stroke therapy

Barron Associates has initiated development of an immersive virtual reality system for stroke therapy under a new Virtual Activities of Living for Occupational Rehabilitation (VALOR) SBIR Phase I project sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant 1R43HD107718). The VALOR system will enable telehealth delivery of evidence-based upper extremity (UE) stroke […]

Virtual Reality Game Therapy for Kids Clinical Trial Begins

The Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT) SBIR program (National Institutes of Health grant R44HD092169) supports telehealth delivery of intensive rehabilitation for pediatric hemiplegia through smart toy-enabled games that inspire high-dosage, task-directed upper extremity (UE) movements. The Phase II clinical trial is a two-site study that includes leading researchers and practitioners. The […]

Report on Run-Time Assurance for eVTOL Aircraft available on NASA Tech Reports Server

A recently completed contractor report investigating the utility of run-time assurance (RTA) architectures for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has been posted on NTRS, the NASA Technical Reports Server. The report summarizes a collaborative effort led by researchers from Barron Associates to demonstrate and evaluate the application of RTA to assure the safety […]

Barron Associates Completes Multi-Site Randomized Control Trials of Video Game-based Vision Therapy System

The ICARE software system has been developed by Barron Associates, Inc. under sponsorship by the National Eye Institute as alternative intervention for addressing non-strabismic amblyopia and convergence insufficiency (CI) in children. It uses video games to create a fun and engaging vision therapy experience built on mini-games and a baby dragon quest. In January 2022, […]