STABLE postural assessment system enters clinical evaluation

Barron Associates and its clinical partner are developing a compact, portable, customizable computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) system that provides standardized tests to selectively manipulate and measure responses by the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems to assist in diagnosis of postural control.  The Sensory Test and Balance Limit Evaluation (STABLE) system expands these tests (currently performed […]

Contract Awarded to Develop Accurate, Cost-Effective Translation System for Low Re- source Languages (ACE-Translation)

The team will develop methods to automate collection of training data, explore optimal structures for training datasets given constrained resources, implement machine translation systems for representative languages, develop novel quality assurance methods for the translation systems, and quantify performance of the systems using standard benchmarks.  The proposed approach builds on proven technologies for translation of […]

Completion of Stroke Patient Pilot Testing Using Immersive Virtual Reality (VR)

The Virtual Activities of Living for Occupational Rehabilitation (VALOR) project enables telehealth delivery of evidence-based upper extremity stroke therapy in a patient’s home. The Barron Associates-developed product combines innovative use of low-cost immersive VR headset technology with software for computer-guided practice of activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental ADLs (IADLs). VALOR will be the […]

PREEMPT Hospital Patient Monitor Clinical Study Successfully Concludes

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. Barron Associates’ wireless Patient/Resident Mobility Tracker (PREEMPT) provides an effective, accurate, noninvasive, and practicable method for automatically documenting patient mobility, providing […]

Barron Associates Work on System Identification Highlighted in Journal of Aircraft Special Edition

Barron Associates was invited to contribute to a special edition on Advances in Aircraft System Identification from Flight Test Data and the special edition is now available ( and has been widely publicized on LinkedIn ( Barron’s work, entitled Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches to Model and Update Dynamic Systems, presents methods to update aircraft models […]

Barron Associates’ System to help Parkinson’s Patients Completes Feasibility Study

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1 million Americans and 10 million individuals worldwide. One of the most debilitating and impactful symptoms of PD is Freezing of Gait (FOG). FOG decreases quality of life and activity level, and leads to loss of independence and injurious falls. External prompts, such as auditory, […]

Barron Associates Receives NIH Phase II Award for Developing Remote Oxygen Adherence Monitor (ROAM) System

Barron Associates is developing the “Remote Oxygen Adherence Monitor” (ROAM) 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), but adherence remains a challenge in the majority of patients. The ROAM system uses innovative […]

Barron Associates Awarded SBIR Phase I by the Navy for Development of Artificial Intelligence for Shipboard Machinery Control Systems

Hull Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) Machinery Control Systems (MCS) for U.S. Navy combatant craft are highly complex systems often with hundreds of actuators and thousands of sensors spread across dozens of shipboard subsystems.  As described in SBIR topic N231-028, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) applied to HM&E MCS offers the potential for improving robustness […]

Navy Phase I Awarded for “Automated Knowledge Base Extraction and Student Assessment”

Effective tools for evaluating the proficiency of warfighters at employing complex systems in an operational setting are essential to ensure operational capability within the Navy and other branches of the DoD. Generating exams with answer keys is a time-consuming process, made more difficult by the complexity of both the systems and the operational employment of […]