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Barron Associates Joins Tech Tour Outreach Program for Charlottesville Students

Barron Associates participated in the 2018 Tech Tour for central Virginia students sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC). This annual event aims to foster student interest in technology-related careers and to showcase the variety of tech career opportunities that are available in our community. More than 400 area students visited 50 technology-related companies […]

Barron Associates Receives Grant for Video Game-based Knee Therapy System

Barron Associates is developing the “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system that 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. KneeBRIGHT aims to motivate patients with knee OA to conduct regular muscle strengthening exercise […]

A Novel, Low-Cost Mobile Metabolic Measurement (M3) System

Barron Associates was recently awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop and demonstrate a novel, low-cost, easy to use indirect calorimetry (IC) system for use in humans and other mammals. IC systems measure the exchange of respiratory gases, such as oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and minute ventilation. They are used in many […]

Barron Associates Commences Usability Testing of Video Game System for Vision Therapy

Under sponsorship of the National Eye Institute, Barron Associates, Inc. is developing a video gaming system for children with amblyopia or convergence insufficiency. Sustained game play over a prescribed therapy regime is intended to improve visual acuity in patients with amblyopia and positive fusional vergence in patients with convergence insufficiency. In September 2018, Barron Associates […]

Barron Associates Receives Award to Develop Interactive Video Game to Promote Healthcare Knowledge to Students

Barron Associates is initiating the development of its EMPATHIE system, an educational game that provides an immersive experience into life with a motor disability and promotes design thinking and problem-solving related to the associated mobility challenges. The system will leverage the technology developed previously by Barron Associates, namely its novel video game interface, which implements […]

Air Force Phase I SBIR awarded for subsurface landing gear inspection system

Barron Associates will develop a laser-based system to detect subsurface voids and defects in coated landing gear components.  The system builds upon technology that uses precise, repeated measurements of thermal conductance across 3-dimensional spatial energy paths within a test article.  By measuring changes in the transmission of thermal energy along multiple paths, defects of various […]

Barron Associates Awarded Fast-Track Grant to Develop Animal Monitoring Technology

Barron Associates is developing the Rodent Physiologic Analysis and Recording (RODAR) System. The RODAR system embodies a wireless, noninvasive data collection, visualization, and storage solution for monitoring animals’ physiological status, behavior, and environment. The RODAR system offers continuous or intermittent recording, synchronization, and real-time display of physiologic data and environmental data including. The system also […]

Barron Associates successfully completes NASA Glenn program

Barron Associates successfully completed a 5 year SBIR Phase III program funded by NASA Glenn Research Center. The program focused on developing runtime assurance (RTA) methods for turbofan engines with advanced control systems. In year 4 of the program, Mr. David Neal developed a new design approach that improved the performance of NASA’s engine protection […]

NASA Phase I Awarded “Turbulence Modeling and Risk-based Planning to Enable Safe Autonomous Operations”

Aircraft routinely encounter turbulence, and appropriate responses to this turbulence are critical to maintain safe aircraft operation within prescribed operating limits and to effectively accomplish missions.  Current airspace operations rely primarily on onboard human pilots to assess the severity of turbulence and respond appropriately.  The future air transportation system will have increasing levels of autonomy, […]

NASA Phase I Awarded “Tools to Enhance Airspace Safety by Minimizing and Mitigating RF Link Loss”

Radio frequency (RF) communications provide navigation and communication capabilities that are essential to safe operation of the current and future airspace systems.   Loss of C2 and navigation links is a significant hazard even for current generation systems, and future systems that will operate with a high level of automation and autonomy, often without a highly-skilled […]

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