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Paper Published in the Journal of Pain Research

Barron Associates personnel were co-authors on “Development of a pictorial scale for assessing functional interference with chronic pain: the Pictorial Pain Interference Questionnaire,” a journal paper published in the Journal of Pain Research. The research involved creation and evaluation of a tool with minimum language dependence and literacy requirement to measure functional interference due to […]

NOAA Phase I Award for Tube-deployed UAV to be used in Storm Measurements

A Phase I contract has been awarded to Barron Associates for a low-cost, tube-deployed UAV that can be launched from a P-3 aircraft and transition to powered, wing-borne flight to take measurements near the ocean’s surface during tropical storms.  After the sensing operation, the UAVs are expended into the ocean. NOAA has previously executed tube-deployed […]

Automated Upset Recovery System for SUAS Successfully Demonstrated in Flight

Barron Associates has developed an Automated Upset Recovery System for Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) and successfully demonstrated the system through a series of flight tests on multiple fixed-wing vehicles.  The flight tests showed reliable recoveries from a variety of unusual attitude and high angular rate flight conditions, and demonstrated that the system performs well […]

Barron Associates Awarded Phase II Grant to Develop Neuroscience Education Game

Barron Associates has developed a novel video game for promoting neuroscience education, called “NeuroSPARKS.” The NeuroSPARKS game is controlled by special sensors that measures muscle activity in the arm, providing students with hands-on insight into neuroscience topics and technology. Barron Associates successfully tested an early prototype of the NeuroSPARKS game and has now been awarded […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Phase II Grant to Develop Virtual Reality Games for Stroke Therapy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Barron Associates, Inc. a 2-year, $1.48M grant to develop and test a commercial system promoting recovery of hand function. The effort includes design of a commercial sensor system that works in conjunction with a glove orthosis […]

Barron Associates’ Technology Launched into Geostationary Orbit on Atlas 5 Rocket

Barron Associates employees Aaron Olowin, Matt Lichter, and Rick Adams attended the launch of the AFSPC-11 Atlas 5 rocket on Saturday, April 14 at Cape Canaveral, FL as guest of the United Launch Alliance (ULA). The rocket carried AFRL’s EAGLE spacecraft which hosts sensor electronics and software developed by Barron Associates, Inc. A CBS news […]

Barron Associates Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Therapy Games for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Barron Associates, Inc. a grant titled “Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT).” The program will support intensive rehabilitation for pediatric hemiplegia through mixed-reality games that inspire high-dosage, task-directed upper extremity (UE) movements. The […]

Barron Associates Completes Successful Testing of VR Glove and Games for Stroke Therapy

Under a Phase I grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Barron Associates has developed custom sensors, electronics, and software that enable a commercial glove orthosis, the SaeboGlove, to be used by stroke patients in conjunction with the SaeboVR software to practice activities […]

Barron Associates’ BALCAP Balance Monitor Clinical Study Begins

Barron Associates developed a novel balance prosthesis for individuals with balance disorders. The BALCAP prosthesis provides feedback to wearers via a substitute sensory channel regarding head orientation and motion.  Such sensing emulates natural vestibular function; the head-mounted BALCAP gyroscopes sense rotational motions, similar to the semicircular canals, and the accelerometers sense gravity and translational acceleration, […]

Journal Paper Published on SaeboVR Efficacy for Stroke Recovery

A paper titled “Virtual Activities of Daily Living for Recovery of Upper Extremity Motor Function,” by Barron Associates lead authors Dr. Richard Adams and Dr. Matt Lichter, has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (Volume: 26, Issue:1). The paper describes a study that was conducted to investigate the effectiveness […]