Journal Publication on Run-Time Assurance for Autonomous Aerospace Systems

A paper capping several years of research into run-time assurance (RTA) for autonomous unmanned aircraft appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. It was co-authored by Michael DeVore and Nathan Richards of Barron Associates, together with John Schierman of AFRL and Matthew Clark of Galois, Inc. RTA systems hold […]

Barron Associates Awarded Subcontract to NIH R21 Grant Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in the aging population and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, including cerebrovascular injury. Repetitive exposure to acute CV response, such as sympathetic surge and blood pressure (BP) rise following obstructive respiratory events, is an important mediating mechanism linking OSA to CV disease and cerebrovascular injury. […]

Barron Associates to Develop Telehealth System for Pediatric Upper Extremity Therapy

Barron Associates, Inc. has been awarded an NIH Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant to develop a computer gaming system for evidence-based home exercise for pediatric hemiplegia with telehealth guidance and remote monitoring. The Motivating Occupational Virtual Experiences In Therapy for kids (MOVE-IT) effort will produce a commercial system that includes therapy software and […]

Barron Associates awarded Dept of Energy Phase I SBIR titled “Machine Learning for Individualized Vehicle Eco-Routing”

Vehicle “eco-routing” means that instead of driving the fastest or shortest route between two locations, a driver would choose the most energy-efficient route.  Eco-routing operates at the macroscopic level to identify the most energy efficient route to a destination based on the specific vehicle and powertrain.  The most impressive eco-routing energy savings are based on […]

AURA Tool Featured in NASA Spinoff Publication

Barron Associates’ Algorithms for Uncertainty Representation and Analysis (AURA) software tool has been developed over more than a decade into a flexible and highly optimized commercial software package capable of addressing a wide variety of stochastic modeling and simulation problems.  The tool is featured in the recently released 2020 edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication.  According […]

Barron Associates’ PREEMPT System Presented at APTA Conference

Barron Associates PREEMPT system was presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Colorado on February 14, 2020. The PREEMPT system provides an effective, accurate, noninvasive, and practicable method for automatically documenting patient mobility, providing the desired activity and body posture information that is relevant in both hospital and senior care settings. […]

“Onboard Turbulence Recognition System for Improved UAS Operator Situational Awareness” Paper Presented at SciTech 2020

This paper describes the development and testing of a turbulence recognition and decision support system for UAS that reliably quantifies turbulence and communicates results to pilots in a manner that is consistent with existing weather products.  It provides two primary outputs related to turbulence level, an estimate of turbulence severity category that is consistent with […]

Blink-based Communication System Presentation at ATIA Conference

Barron Associates presented a poster at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference in January on the “Development and Testing of a Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System for People with ALS”.  The Blink-based Communication (BLINC) System is intended to support Persons with ALS (PALS) and others with severely impaired mobility and vocalization capabilities by providing a reliable […]

Barron Associates begins KneeBRIGHT Clinical Trial for Video Game Rehab

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 begun a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of the KneeBRIGHT system at improving function for […]