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Barron Associates led pain assessment study proceeds to Phase II

Evaluation and treatment for chronic pain are major contributors to rising healthcare costs. Although accurate assessment of pain and function is the cornerstone to successful chronic pain management, systematic, objective assessment of the functional impact of pain remains exceptionally challenging in practice. Barron Associates is developing and validating the KnowPain instrument. KnowPain will objectively and […]

A Novel Instrument to Address Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Patients

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). Barron Associates has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Aging to develop a body-worn system that is specially designed […]

Barron Associates awarded Phase II NIH grant to study falls in hospitals

Fall detection, assessment, and prevention is a challenging issue across the care continuum. Despite wide recognition as a considerable problem, fall-related injuries are still the most frequently reported adverse events in hospital inpatient settings. Although hospitals employ diverse programs to prevent falls and fall injuries, an essential component to a fall prevention program is accurate […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Data Mining Tool for Healthcare Applications

The Federated Automated Survey Tool (FAST) will be an analytics platform that can be used by public health officials, clinical care investigators, institutional administrators, and others to more easily survey targeted cohorts regarding acute and chronic diseases (e.g., influenza, coronavirus, high blood pressure, etc.) and other indicators (e.g., depression prevalence, tobacco use, substance abuse, etc.) […]

PREEMPT Hospital Patient Monitor Begins 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 Chronic Pain Assessment Clinical Feasibility Study Ends

Evaluation and treatment for chronic pain are major contributors to rising healthcare costs; however, systematic, objective assessment of the functional impact of pain remains exceptionally challenging. Barron Associates has developed the KnowPain wearable instrument to objectively and quantitatively assesses the functional impact of chronic pain (FIP) using measures derived from motion and physiologic data via […]

Barron Associates Initiates Validation Study for Remote Oxygen Adherence Monitor (ROAM) System

Barron Associates has developed 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). Despite the benefits of LTOT, adherence remains a challenge in the majority of patients. The […]

Barron Associates and UVA complete the KneeBRIGHT Clinical Trial to Evaluate Game-based Knee Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation

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 completed a randomized control clinical trial to assess the efficacy of the KneeBRIGHT system at improving […]

Barron Associates to assist in NASA research on AAM means of compliance

Barron Associates will assist in a NASA research contract aimed at investigating and implementing certification means of compliance processes for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) with Increasing autonomy. The AAM and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiatives have led to a proliferation of new vehicle designs, operating environments, control design, and safety and certification challenges.  Because of […]

NASA Phase I Selected for Award: LiDAR-Supported Emergency Landing System for AAM Vehicles

The autonomous LiDAR-supported Emergency Landing System for AAM (LELSA) emulates the perception, cognition, and decision making of expert operators to provide an onboard capability to accomplish the complex emergency (precautionary or forced) landing task autonomously.  LELSA leverages both existing data and data acquired through in-flight perception (LiDAR) to: (1) locate potential emergency landing sites; (2) […]