Strados Labs Awarded Competitive Small Business Innovation Grant from the National Science Foundation

Strados Labs has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,470 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a smart wearable platform for remote respiratory monitoring: building better technologies for telemedicine in the age of COVID-19.

This leading-edge technology from Strados Labs is used to record patient lung sounds that can then be made available for playback or transmitted to telehealth workers to be monitored for changes in status. The Strados System’s respiratory solution consists of a small, lightweight acoustic sensor array that records lung sounds and uploads them to a digital clinician portal. Once the device has recorded the patient’s lung sounds, the clinician is able to access them remotely at any time for analysis. The SBIR grant is intended to bolster the company’s lung sound acquisition capabilities, enabling machine-learning algorithms to highlight any changes in respiratory patterns for physician analysis.

“NSF is proud to support the technology of the future by thinking beyond incremental developments and funding the most creative, impactful ideas across all markets and areas of science and engineering,” said Andrea Belz, Division Director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “With the support of our research funds, any deep technology startup or small business can guide basic science into meaningful solutions that address tremendous needs.”

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