CCAT's support for integration of our heart rate sensor into a commercial wearable monitor will set a new standard of acceptance for individuals in long-term care or risky military and occupational situations
Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) March 19, 2010
The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) has awarded Reston, Virginia-based AFrame Digital, Inc. a contract to support commercialization of a novel, non-intrusive wireless heart rate sensor developed by AFrame Digital scientists.
CCAT, an organization funded by the US Navy helps innovative emerging technology companies such as AFrame Digital transition their products into military and commercial markets. CCAT's goal is to "fast track" enabling technologies addressing priority DoD and homeland defense needs from the research laboratory to the military, 1st Responder, and the commercial marketplace.
AFrame's patent-pending sensor will allow 24/7 real-time monitoring and alerting of an individual's heart rate without any action required of the wearer. The sensor weighs a fraction of an ounce and can be packaged as either a fashion accessory or integrated with occupational safety accessories. The sensor's design as a functional wristwatch removes the medical stigma for the user. The CCAT contract supports integration of the heart rate sensor into AFrame's wireless MobileCare MonitorTM system.
"Remote long-term health monitoring of patients with chronic illnesses, and for people in high risk occupations such as warfighters and first responders, is an important goal of applying advanced technology to improve health care. AFrame Digital is a leader in creating these innovative technologies," said Dr. Timothy Gerrity, Director OTTC.
"CCAT's support for integration of our heart rate sensor into a commercial wearable monitor will set a new standard of acceptance for individuals in long-term care or risky military and occupational situations", said Bruce Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of AFrame Digital, Inc.
AFrame Digital, Inc. http://www.aframedigital.com, a Virginia small business, was founded in 2005 to research, design and manufacture non-intrusive wireless sensor-based monitoring and situational awareness solutions for long-term care and occupational safety. AFrame has received support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health, and is working closely with two large military treatment facilities, Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) to develop models of injury and disease recovery for the bioinformatics analysis software portion of the system. The company's MobileCare MonitorTM system received FDA clearance in 2009 for in-patient, outpatient, and home care settings.
The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a program of the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization (OTTC) at California State University, San Bernardino. With funding from the US Navy, CCAT helps innovative emerging technology companies transition their products into military and commercial markets. CCAT provides business and technical support in the form of market research studies, business plan development, technology matchmaking, and product development. Since 2002 OTTC, through the CCAT program, has helped over 50 technology companies build their products and businesses.