LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center, LLC, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "Smart IoT Wearable for Remote Monitoring and Assessment of COVID-19 Patients (COVID-19)." The NSF grant will support LASARRUS in developing a low-cost wearable internet of things (IoT) system to enable improved telemedicine, which will help COVID-19 patients and lower the burden to the medical system.

The project objectives include development of: 1) a multi-modality system for diagnosing illness conditions for COVID-19 and similar contiguous diseases; 2) a software telemedicine interface with algorithms that learn and assess the need for further hospitalization; and 3) a pilot study.

The project is in collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, which is a sub-awardee in the STTR grant.

LASARRUS STTR grant was issued as part of NSF’s America’s Seed Fund program within the agency’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships’ Directorate of Engineering. NSF annually receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and issues approximately 12,000 new funding awards.

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