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Barron Associates Awarded Phase II Grant to Develop Next Generation Animal Monitoring Technology Following Successful Feasibility Effort

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 Receives NIH Grant to Develop Monitor for Oxygen Therapy

Barron Associates was recently awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR grant to develop the Respiratory Oxygen Adherence Monitor (ROAM) system to reliably assess long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) adherence. LTOT is associated with significant reductions in hospitalizations and improved quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite the benefits of LTOT, […]

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 […]

NASA Phase II SBIR Award for Development of a Turbulence Modeling and Decision Support System for UAM

Enabling increasing levels of autonomy envisioned for future airspace operations without compromising flight safety will require novel technologies for predicting turbulence, automatically planning missions that minimize turbulence hazards, recognizing and quantifying turbulence in flight, and appropriately and automatically responding to inflight turbulence.  In the context of a passenger carrying DEP VTOL vehicle, Barron Associates previously […]

Air Force Phase I Awarded “FSO and RF Integrated Aerial Communications (FaRIA-C)”

Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems offer extremely high throughput links over long distances, with impressive LPI/LPD characteristics. However, they are often susceptible to deep fades due to atmospheric effects or terrain blockage, as well as scattering due to scintillation. High-rate radio frequency (RF) communications systems currently offer data rates approximately an order of magnitude […]

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 […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Hospital Patient Mobility Tracker

Hospitalization and prolonged immobilization often lead to the functional decline of vulnerable older persons. Bed rest and inactivity accelerate the functional changes that are part of normal aging; the link between inactivity and adverse outcomes is increasingly appreciated by medical professionals, and the mobilization of patients is a critical aspect of patient care. The Barron […]

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 […]

NOAA Phase II Awarded – “A Tube-Deployed Expendable UAV for Atmospheric Sensing”

The goal of this effort is to meld a dropsonde’s sensing and expendable deployment attributes with a UAV’s guided flight capability. Barron Associates is developing an atmospheric-sensor UAV that, like a dropsonde, can be tube-deployed from NOAA aircraft into remote regions. Barron Associates’ proposed UAV provides the ability to gather atmospheric data across a wide […]

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 […]