News | January 21, 2011

AFrame Digital Receives Additional Support From CCAT For Non-Intrusive Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

AFrame Digital, Inc. has been awarded an additional, and expected follow-on contract from the Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) to support integration of its patent-pending novel wireless heart rate sensor for health monitoring of first responders and war fighters.

CCAT is funded by the United States Navy to help innovative emerging technology companies transition their products into military and commercial markets.

"We have a responsibility to our first responders and war fighting men and women to keep them as safe and healthy as possible, says Dr. Timothy Gerrity, Director ACT." AFrame's remote sensor and monitoring system is a game changer. We can now closely monitor people in a way that does not interfere with their safety or their jobs. The technology is truly leading edge and effective."

The follow-on contract supports a sleek and comfortable new design and manufacturing for the wearable watch monitor for continuous use by at-risk individuals.

"In addition to the new design, we've released a major enhancement to our secure web-based services. The system supports wellness indicators using real-time data from multiple physiological sensors (including the heart rate sensor) as well as environmental and self-assessment information to build a comprehensive profile of an individual's health status. This provides overall situational awareness of health and readiness for caregivers or commanders," says Bruce Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of AFrame Digital, Inc.

CCAT's support for integration of the AFrame heart rate sensor into a commercial wearable monitor is helping to define a new standard of acceptance for individuals in long-term care as well as risky military and occupational situations.

About AFrame Digital, Inc.
AFrame Digital, Inc. 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 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and 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 Monitor system received FDA clearance in 2009 for in-patient, outpatient, and home care settings. For more information, visit www.aframedigital.com

The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a program of the Alliance for Commercialization of Technology (ACT) 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 ACT, with the CCAT program, has helped over 50 technology companies build their products and businesses.

SOURCE: AFrame Digital, Inc.

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