AnthroTronix Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Advance Mobile Technology to Assess Brain Injuries

Neurobehavioral tool readily assesses cognitive impairment Silver Spring, Md. – AnthroTronix (www.atinc.com), an innovative technology company dedicated to developing advanced biomedical technology that improves lives, was recently awarded a United States Army (U.S. Army) Rapid Innovation Fund Research contract to transition its mobile brain-health assessment tool, the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA), to military operations. The contract is valued at $2.99 million. DANA is a clinical decision support tool that allows medical providers to conduct a series of cognitive and psychological tests on individuals potentially impacted from brain injuries or mental stress. Programmed on the Android operating system, DANA is applied to mobile, handheld computers (e.g., Nomads), tablets (e.g., Galaxy Tab) and phones (e.g., Fortis X) to test the reaction time, memory, and spatial processing of an individual. The technology also allows medical professionals to assess the progress of treatment and recovery for injured individuals. Once fully validated operationally, DANA will assist first and second-line health care professionals in the field to determine a service member’s type of neurocognitive impairment and level of functioning when they may be experiencing difficulty due to brain injury, combat-related physical exhaustion or emotional distress. Separate from this Rapid Innovation Fund effort, a current in-theater research study of DANA in Afghanistan will provide future direction for the use of the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE). “We are honored to receive this research contract from the U.S. Army Rapid Innovation Fund to apply meaningful use of the technology in military operations,” said Dr. Corinna Lathan, cofounder and CEO of AnthroTronix. “AnthroTronix is dedicated to developing advanced technologies like DANA to help improve lives by making...