New York City, NY, United States

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, commonly referred to simply as Cooper Union, is a privately funded college located in Cooper Square in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Inspired in 1830 when Peter Cooper learned about the government-supported École Polytechnique in France, Cooper Union was established in 1859. The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on founder Peter Cooper's fundamental belief that an education "equal to the best technology schools established" should be accessible to those who qualify, independent of their race, religion, sex, wealth or social status, and should be "open and free to all". The Cooper Union previously granted each admitted student a full-tuition scholarship; as of April 23, 2013, due to financial concerns, that policy has been eliminated beginning with the class entering in the Fall of 2014, although every incoming student receives at the very least a fifty-percent merit scholarship.The college is divided into three schools: the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. It offers undergraduate and master's degree programs exclusively in the fields of architecture, fine arts, and engineering. It is a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design . Cooper is considered to be one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, with all three of its member schools consistently ranked among the highest in the country. Dr. Jamshed Bharucha has succeeded George Campbell Jr. as the college's twelfth president.Cooper Union was one of very few American institutions of higher learning to offer a full-tuition scholarship – valued at approximately $150,000 as of 2012 – to every admitted student. Cooper Union has historically been one of the most selective colleges in the United States, with an acceptance rate typically below 10%. Both the art and architecture schools have acceptance rates below 5%. Cooper Union experienced a 20% increase in applications for the 2008–2009 academic year, further lowering the acceptance rate. The school also experienced a 70% increase in early decision applications for the 2009–2010 academic year. As a result of its record low acceptance ratio for the fall-2010 incoming class, Cooper Union was named by Newsweek as the "#1 Most Desirable Small School" and "#7 Most Desirable School" overall. Wikipedia.


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Davis S.A.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Davis B.L.,Austen BioInnovation Institute
Current Sports Medicine Reports | Year: 2012

A variety of physiological changes are experienced by astronauts during both short- and long-duration space missions. These include space motion sickness, spatial disorientation, orthostatic hypotension, muscle atrophy, bone demineralization, increased cancer risk, and a compromised immune system. This review focuses on countermeasures used to moderate these changes, particularly exercise devices that have been used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts over the past six decades as countermeasures to muscle atrophy and bone loss. The use of these devices clearly has shown that a microgravity environment places unusual demands on both the equipment and the human users. While it is of paramount importance to overcome microgravityinduced musculoskeletal deconditioning, it also is imperative that the exercise system (i) is small and lightweight, (ii) does not require an external power source, (iii) produces 1g-like benefits to both bones and muscles, (iv) requires relatively short durations of exercise, and (v) does not affect the surrounding structure or environment negatively through noise and/or induced vibrations. Copyright © 2012 by the American College of Sports Medicine.


News Article | December 27, 2016
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MELVILLE, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 27, 2016 / The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization devoted to promoting the growth of the next generation of successful local companies, today announced the successful completion of its Healthcare Capital Forum held December 9, 2016. The capital forum featured presentations by 6 companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative healthcare technologies and services. At the capital forum, the companies presented to an audience that included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique technologies to enhance clinical outcomes or improve healthcare processes, with strong catalysts for growth. A panel of investment professionals was on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters' commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the broader healthcare sector. The investor panel, led by LICA Board of Directors member Michael Lane, discussed the healthcare industry, investment climate, and gave strong advice to help entrepreneurs raise capital. "We are very pleased that some of Long Island's most promising and innovative healthcare companies are utilizing LICA's Capital Forums as a means to increase their exposure to the greater New York area funding community, enhance their development and accelerate their growth," said Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. "Our Healthcare Capital Forum was a success in promoting leading local companies at the intersection of medical advancements and technology solutions, both key drivers of Long Island's future economy." "The Docket™ Team is very appreciative for all the support and guidance we have received from the Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA)," commented Michael Perretta, Founder & CEO of presenting company Docket Inc. 'December's LICA Healthcare Forum was a fantastic experience. And, we look forward to cultivating the relationships we've forged as a result of the conference. Together with LICA, we are confident in our abilities to disrupt our niche within the healthcare space." Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. and a Forum panelist, noted that the Healthcare Capital Forum was a "great event [and he] felt very humbled by [the] co-panelists." "This was my first time in presenting Dr. Leonardo to a group of potential investors," said John J. Pellman, President & Chief Executive Officer of presenting company Dr. Leonardo Interactive Webservices. "In doing so, I learned a great deal about what piques an investor's interest in a company and how they might value a return on an investment. I thank LICA for the opportunity to present." "We received some good tips and feedback from the panelists. It was interesting and helpful to have feedback from experts in the field," said Ken Greenberg, President & Co-Founder of presenting company Patient Innovations. The following companies presented their business plans: Docket: Enables healthcare professionals to efficiently capture a comprehensive picture of patients' health risk information, medical histories, and other clinically-relevant data. Dr. Leonardo: Software as a service (SaaS) company that has developed a website builder and related content for healthcare providers and practices. MedFlyt: A web-based SaaS platform for home health agencies to better staff visits with real-time push notification and a mobile app for caregivers. Patient Innovations: The developer of OnTime Care® and OnTime Discharge™ software to eliminate waiting in doctors' offices and hospitals. Tangen: Technique to revolutionize the diagnosis of sepsis. The following investment professionals participate in the investor panel at the Healthcare Capital Forum: Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.: Bruce serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC). Henry Schein is a Fortune 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 indices. It is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company is a Fortune World's Most Admired company. Previously, he was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein. Bruce manages, and has P&L responsibility for Henry Schein Medical Systems and the DDX business. He led the ConnectDental team for 2 years and works closely with the Corporate Business Development Group, the Global Prosthetics Solutions team and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, advising them on technology opportunities. He started as the Director of Product Management to the leadership team in Utah when Discus Dental Software was acquired by HSI in May 2007 and was promoted, in 2008, to Vice President of Product Management and Development, managing all of HSPS's software lines and development teams. Bruce was the founder of Direct Vision Software, the General Manager of Discus Dental Software and has been a leader in dental technology for 30 years. He practiced dentistry for 14 years between 1984 and 1997. Daniel J. Broyles, FundWorks, LLC: Daniel Broyles has over 10 years of experience in project management, planning, and execution. Prior to establishing FundWorks, he managed construction of 13 buildings throughout NYC, including the National September 11 Memorial Museum. For up to 11 simultaneous contracts, in excess of $1 billion, he oversaw contract drafting, bidding, negotiation, and execution. Mr. Broyles also served as a senior executive of Epica Medical Innovations responsible for capital raises, intellectual property management, FDA regulatory affairs, and M&A due diligence; this tenure also included the invention, research & development, prosecution, and protection of IP. He began his career as an engineer and land surveyor for Haubenreich, Hess, and Shaw. Mr. Broyles is also a member Andrew Carnegie Business Council, Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program, and the Automotive Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and his Masters of Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Russ Fein, Managing Director, Corporate Fuel: Mr. Fein is a Managing Director Corporate Fuel, a merchant bank overseeing $55 million in private equity funds. He has been on the boards of, and interim CEO for, a number of healthcare related businesses, beginning his career in in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Jefferies & Company, Inc. where he worked on numerous complex transactions. He then spent a number of years in the merchant banking field where he negotiated acquisitions and investments both as principal and agent and often stepped in as CEO, COO and/or CFO of portfolio companies, leading growth strategies and building professional organizations around entrepreneurial businesses. He has had senior management roles at a number of small and large operating businesses, including a chain of martial art studios, an Internet incubator and as the Vice President, Worldwide Business Operations for Westcon Group, a $4 billion distributor of communications and technology equipment, where he also held the role of General Manager for a $300mm U.S. division. Mr. Fein received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated from Union College with honors in Managerial Economics. January 12, 2017: Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series - "The Best Financing Alternatives for Startups" & "Good Financial and Accounting Systems Translate Into Cash." Additional program information and details link: http://www.licapital.org/event-2301689 Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today's markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region's business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity. LICA's mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations. For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org. MELVILLE, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 27, 2016 / The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization devoted to promoting the growth of the next generation of successful local companies, today announced the successful completion of its Healthcare Capital Forum held December 9, 2016. The capital forum featured presentations by 6 companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative healthcare technologies and services. At the capital forum, the companies presented to an audience that included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique technologies to enhance clinical outcomes or improve healthcare processes, with strong catalysts for growth. A panel of investment professionals was on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters' commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the broader healthcare sector. The investor panel, led by LICA Board of Directors member Michael Lane, discussed the healthcare industry, investment climate, and gave strong advice to help entrepreneurs raise capital. "We are very pleased that some of Long Island's most promising and innovative healthcare companies are utilizing LICA's Capital Forums as a means to increase their exposure to the greater New York area funding community, enhance their development and accelerate their growth," said Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. "Our Healthcare Capital Forum was a success in promoting leading local companies at the intersection of medical advancements and technology solutions, both key drivers of Long Island's future economy." "The Docket™ Team is very appreciative for all the support and guidance we have received from the Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA)," commented Michael Perretta, Founder & CEO of presenting company Docket Inc. 'December's LICA Healthcare Forum was a fantastic experience. And, we look forward to cultivating the relationships we've forged as a result of the conference. Together with LICA, we are confident in our abilities to disrupt our niche within the healthcare space." Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. and a Forum panelist, noted that the Healthcare Capital Forum was a "great event [and he] felt very humbled by [the] co-panelists." "This was my first time in presenting Dr. Leonardo to a group of potential investors," said John J. Pellman, President & Chief Executive Officer of presenting company Dr. Leonardo Interactive Webservices. "In doing so, I learned a great deal about what piques an investor's interest in a company and how they might value a return on an investment. I thank LICA for the opportunity to present." "We received some good tips and feedback from the panelists. It was interesting and helpful to have feedback from experts in the field," said Ken Greenberg, President & Co-Founder of presenting company Patient Innovations. The following companies presented their business plans: Docket: Enables healthcare professionals to efficiently capture a comprehensive picture of patients' health risk information, medical histories, and other clinically-relevant data. Dr. Leonardo: Software as a service (SaaS) company that has developed a website builder and related content for healthcare providers and practices. MedFlyt: A web-based SaaS platform for home health agencies to better staff visits with real-time push notification and a mobile app for caregivers. Patient Innovations: The developer of OnTime Care® and OnTime Discharge™ software to eliminate waiting in doctors' offices and hospitals. Tangen: Technique to revolutionize the diagnosis of sepsis. The following investment professionals participate in the investor panel at the Healthcare Capital Forum: Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.: Bruce serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC). Henry Schein is a Fortune 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 indices. It is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company is a Fortune World's Most Admired company. Previously, he was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein. Bruce manages, and has P&L responsibility for Henry Schein Medical Systems and the DDX business. He led the ConnectDental team for 2 years and works closely with the Corporate Business Development Group, the Global Prosthetics Solutions team and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, advising them on technology opportunities. He started as the Director of Product Management to the leadership team in Utah when Discus Dental Software was acquired by HSI in May 2007 and was promoted, in 2008, to Vice President of Product Management and Development, managing all of HSPS's software lines and development teams. Bruce was the founder of Direct Vision Software, the General Manager of Discus Dental Software and has been a leader in dental technology for 30 years. He practiced dentistry for 14 years between 1984 and 1997. Daniel J. Broyles, FundWorks, LLC: Daniel Broyles has over 10 years of experience in project management, planning, and execution. Prior to establishing FundWorks, he managed construction of 13 buildings throughout NYC, including the National September 11 Memorial Museum. For up to 11 simultaneous contracts, in excess of $1 billion, he oversaw contract drafting, bidding, negotiation, and execution. Mr. Broyles also served as a senior executive of Epica Medical Innovations responsible for capital raises, intellectual property management, FDA regulatory affairs, and M&A due diligence; this tenure also included the invention, research & development, prosecution, and protection of IP. He began his career as an engineer and land surveyor for Haubenreich, Hess, and Shaw. Mr. Broyles is also a member Andrew Carnegie Business Council, Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program, and the Automotive Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and his Masters of Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Russ Fein, Managing Director, Corporate Fuel: Mr. Fein is a Managing Director Corporate Fuel, a merchant bank overseeing $55 million in private equity funds. He has been on the boards of, and interim CEO for, a number of healthcare related businesses, beginning his career in in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Jefferies & Company, Inc. where he worked on numerous complex transactions. He then spent a number of years in the merchant banking field where he negotiated acquisitions and investments both as principal and agent and often stepped in as CEO, COO and/or CFO of portfolio companies, leading growth strategies and building professional organizations around entrepreneurial businesses. He has had senior management roles at a number of small and large operating businesses, including a chain of martial art studios, an Internet incubator and as the Vice President, Worldwide Business Operations for Westcon Group, a $4 billion distributor of communications and technology equipment, where he also held the role of General Manager for a $300mm U.S. division. Mr. Fein received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated from Union College with honors in Managerial Economics. January 12, 2017: Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series - "The Best Financing Alternatives for Startups" & "Good Financial and Accounting Systems Translate Into Cash." Additional program information and details link: http://www.licapital.org/event-2301689 Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today's markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region's business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity. LICA's mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region's business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations. For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org.


Luchtenburg D.M.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Brunton S.L.,University of Washington | Rowley C.W.,Princeton University
Journal of Computational Physics | Year: 2014

We present an efficient and accurate method for long-time uncertainty propagation in dynamical systems. Uncertain initial conditions and parameters are both addressed. The method approximates the intermediate short-time flow maps by spectral polynomial bases, as in the generalized polynomial chaos (gPC) method, and uses flow map composition to construct the long-time flow map. In contrast to the gPC method, this approach has spectral error convergence for both short and long integration times.The short-time flow map is characterized by small stretching and folding of the associated trajectories and hence can be well represented by a relatively low-degree basis. The composition of these low-degree polynomial bases then accurately describes the uncertainty behavior for long integration times. The key to the method is that the degree of the resulting polynomial approximation increases exponentially in the number of time intervals, while the number of polynomial coefficients either remains constant (for an autonomous system) or increases linearly in the number of time intervals (for a non-autonomous system). The findings are illustrated on several numerical examples including a nonlinear ordinary differential equation (ODE) with an uncertain initial condition, a linear ODE with an uncertain model parameter, and a two-dimensional, non-autonomous double gyre flow. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.


Arens R.,Yeshiva University | Sin S.,Yeshiva University | Nandalike K.,Yeshiva University | Rieder J.,Yeshiva University | And 7 more authors.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | Year: 2011

Rationale: Mechanisms leading to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in obese children are not well understood. Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine anatomical risk factors associated with OSAS in obese children as compared with obese control subjects without OSAS. Methods: Magnetic resonance imaging was used to determine the size of upper airway structure, and body fat composition. Paired analysis was used to compare between groups. Mixed effects regression models and conditional multiple logistic regression models were used to determine whether body mass index (BMI) Z-score was an effect modifier of each anatomic characteristic as it relates to OSAS. Measurements and Main Results: We studied 22 obese subjects with OSAS (12.5 ± 2.8 yr; BMI Z-score, 2.4 ± 0.4) and 22 obese control subjects (12.3 ± 2.9 yr; BMI Z-score, 2.3 ± 0.3). As compared with control subjects, subjects with OSAS had a smaller oropharynx (P< 0.05) and larger adenoid (P < 0.01), tonsils (P< 0.05), and retropharyngeal nodes (P<0.05). The size of lymphoid tissues correlated with severity of OSAS whereas BMI Z-score did not have a modifier effect on these tissues. Subjects with OSAS demonstrated increased size of parapharyngeal fat pads (P<0.05) and abdominal visceral fat (P<0.05). The size of these tissues did not correlate with severity of OSASandBMIZ-score did not have a modifier effecton these tissues. Conclusions: Upper airway lymphoid hypertrophy is significant in obese children with OSAS. The lack of correlation of lymphoid tissue size with obesity suggests that this hypertrophy is caused by other mechanisms. Although the parapharyngeal fat pads and abdominal visceral fat are larger in obese children with OSAS we could not find a direct association with severity of OSAS or with obesity.


Persak S.C.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Sin S.,Yeshiva University | McDonough J.M.,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Arens R.,Yeshiva University | Wootton D.M.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Journal of Applied Physiology | Year: 2011

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis was used to model the effect of collapsing airway geometry on internal pressure and velocity in the pharyngeal airway of three sedated children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and three control subjects. Model geometry was reconstructed from volume-gated magnetic resonance images during normal tidal breathing at 10 increments of tidal volume through the respiratory cycle. Each geometry was meshed with an unstructured grid and solved using a low-Reynolds number k-ω turbulence model driven by flow data averaged over 12 consecutive breathing cycles. Combining gated imaging with CFD modeling created a dynamic three-dimensional view of airway anatomy and mechanics, including the evolution of airway collapse and flow resistance and estimates of the local effective compliance. The upper airways of subjects with OSAS were generally much more compliant during tidal breathing. Compliance curves (pressure vs. cross-section area), derived for different locations along the airway, quantified local differences along the pharynx and between OSAS subjects. In one subject, the distal oropharynx was more compliant than the nasopharynx (1.028 vs. 0.450 mm 2/Pa) and had a lower theoretical limiting flow rate, confirming the distal oropharynx as the flow-limiting segment of the airway in this subject. Another subject had a more compliant nasopharynx (0.053 mm 2/Pa) during inspiration and apparent stiffening of the distal oropharynx (C = 0.0058 mm2/Pa), and the theoretical limiting flow rate indicated the nasopharynx as the flowlimiting segment. This new method may help to differentiate anatomical and functional factors in airway collapse. Copyright © 2011 the American Physiological Society.


Leung W.W.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Savizky R.M.,The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research | Year: 2010

The kinetics of chalcone epoxidation in a biphasic water/heptane medium system consisting of chalcone as the substrate, hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant, sodium hydroxide as the base, and dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) as the surfactant was investigated. The empirical rate law was established to be described as follows: rate = k[chalcone]0.74[DTAB] 0.50[NaOH]0.87[H2O2] 1.53. As a preliminary study, the apparent activation energy of the reaction was determined to be 25.9 kJ/mol. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


Patent
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Date: 2014-07-18

The invention relates to a thermoelectric-based power generation system designed to be clamped onto the outer wall of a steam pipe or other heating pipe. The system can include a number of assemblies mounted on the sides of a pipe. Each assembly can include a hot block, an array of thermoelectric modules, and a cold block system. The hot block can create a thermal channel to the hot plates of the modules. The cold block can include a heat pipe onto which fins are attached.


Patent
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Date: 2010-05-14

A compact rapid liquid chilling apparatus and method are provided. A liquid is placed in a container having an inherent void volume. The housing includes a container-securing space dimensioned to receive ice and maintain substantially all of the ice atop the container placed therein and in thermal communication with the container without allowing substantially any of the ice to fall below the container. A rotating mechanism disposed in the housing rotates the container placed in the container-securing space. As the ice melts as it chills the rotating container, the resulting water falls freely below the container as substantially all of the unmelted ice remains above the container. A lid preferably closes around the container to form a portion of the container-securing space when closed. The lid preferably includes an ice supply window, and an ice measuring bin preferably is attachable to the window.


Patent
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art | Date: 2013-04-24

A method and system for detecting and treating abnormal cardiac function. The patients cardiac activity is substantially continuously monitored via a portable wearable device having electrodes and a microcontroller. Features in the monitored cardiac activity indicative of abnormal cardiac function are automatically detected. In response to the detection of an abnormal detected cardiac function, at least one person is automatically alerted of the detected abnormal cardiac function of the patient, and medication may be automatically caused to be administered to the patient. The portable wearable device preferably includes a plurality of electrodes and a microcontroller in communication with the electrodes, adapted to receive sensed cardiac activity signals and create digital signals enabling identification of at least one cardiac parameter. A remote computer server is in communication with the portable wearable device and compares values of the identified cardiac parameter with a range of normal values for the cardiac parameter.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 149.95K | Year: 2015

ABSTRACT: In this proposal, the MaXentric team outlines its strategy for creating a Radar-based Compressive Sensing and Target Classification system, code-named Rad-CSC. ?In this Phase I, the team will implement and optimize compressive sensing and classification algorithms for use with conventional and synthetic aperture radar data. ?Data will be chosen from publicly available datasets, such as the MSTAR X-band SAR imagery from AFRLs Sensor Data Management System (SDMS). ?These data will be analyzed and pre-processed, with ground truths generated where necessary in order to identify targets (such as vehicles) and clutter (such as foliage). ?Compressive sampling methods will be applied in Matlab to simulate the compressive sensing process, with such algorithms being refined in order to optimally emphasize the features of the targets. ?Compressive classification techniques will then be implemented to detect and identify multiple categories of targets from the reduced-dimensionality data. ?These methods will then be extended to an existing platform by Dr. Fathy, providing a design for Phase II hardware which will implement compressive sensing & classification methods on radar imaging data. ?This design will be presented in a Phase II proposal, and the results from the Phase I study will be presented in a final demonstration.; BENEFIT: MaXentric plans to extend Rad-CSC, and its derivatives, to both military and private commercial markets. Primary military applications are the focus of this greater proposal; diverse secondary applications have been identified for examination during the course of SBIR research, including DARPA ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) & TRACE (Target Recognition and Adaptation in Contested Environments), lightweight target detection, warfighter awareness/targeting in contested environments, and rapid reconnaissance. ??Additional applications in the non-consumer private sector include fire/rescue C3, man-portable sensors emergency personnel, and low-energy surveillance (passive & active). ?MaXentric will also seek to explore any other identified commercialization and secondary applications of the technology developed under this STTR contract.

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