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AURA Tool Featured in NASA Spinoff Publication

Barron Associates’ Algorithms for Uncertainty Representation and Analysis (AURA) software tool has been developed over more than a decade into a flexible and highly optimized commercial software package capable of addressing a wide variety of stochastic modeling and simulation problems.  The tool is featured in the recently released 2020 edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication.  According […]

Barron Associates’ PREEMPT System Presented at APTA Conference

Barron Associates PREEMPT system was presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Colorado on February 14, 2020. The PREEMPT system provides an effective, accurate, noninvasive, and practicable method for automatically documenting patient mobility, providing the desired activity and body posture information that is relevant in both hospital and senior care settings. […]

“Onboard Turbulence Recognition System for Improved UAS Operator Situational Awareness” Paper Presented at SciTech 2020

This paper describes the development and testing of a turbulence recognition and decision support system for UAS that reliably quantifies turbulence and communicates results to pilots in a manner that is consistent with existing weather products.  It provides two primary outputs related to turbulence level, an estimate of turbulence severity category that is consistent with […]

Blink-based Communication System Presentation at ATIA Conference

Barron Associates presented a poster at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference in January on the “Development and Testing of a Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System for People with ALS”.  The Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System is intended to support Persons with ALS (PALS) and others with severely impaired mobility and vocalization capabilities by providing a reliable […]

Barron Associates begins KneeBRIGHT Clinical Trial for Video Game Rehab

The “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system combines electromyography (EMG) biofeedback with video game therapy to provide knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients with an engaging, effective tool for conducting rehabilitation exercises at home. Barron Associates has begun a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of the KneeBRIGHT system at improving function for […]

Barron Associates Completes Pilot Testing of Smart Toy System for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT) SBIR program supports intensive rehabilitation for pediatric hemiplegia through smart toy-enabled games that inspire high-dosage, task-directed arm movements. The completed SBIR Phase I research program produced a prototype smart toy, two therapy mini-games, human kinematics tracking software, and validated motor performance metrics. A pilot study […]

Barron Associates Successfully Completes Hospital-based Fall Monitor Study

Barron Associates is leveraging innovative, in-house fall-detection technology to develop the body-worn FallCall system. The FallCall system not only detects falls without bothersome false alarms, but can also report patient location automatically to facilitate rapid response and to help identify fall-prone “hot spots”. The recent study performed by Barron Associates combined both laboratory- and hospital […]

KneeBRIGHT Research Presented at American College of Sports Medicine Conference

The results from Barron Associates’ KneeBRIGHT Phase I research effort were presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting. The “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system combines electromyography (EMG) biofeedback with video game therapy to provide knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients with an engaging, effective tool for conducting […]

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics Processing System Clinical Research Study Completed

Barron Associates is developing the Cardiovascular Hemodynamics Processing (CHAMPS) System, a reliable, easy-to-use, and comfortable (i.e., non-cuff-based) continuous, ambulatory blood pressure monitor (cABPM) that can operate around the clock, even during activities of daily living (ADL). This new class of BP monitor will be an important addition to clinical practice, accurately and unobtrusively assessing individuals […]

Barron Associates Launches Multi-site Randomized Control Trial of Dragon Vision Therapy System

The Dragon Vision software system has been developed by Barron Associates, Inc. under the National Eye Institute-sponsored ICARE program as alternative intervention for addressing non-strabismic amblyopia and convergence insufficiency (CI) in children. It uses well-established game development practices to create a fun and engaging vision therapy experience based on a baby dragon quest. In May […]