ExposureTrack is an innovative and necessary service that will support the "at-risk" worker population. inXsol LLC (inXsol) proposed to prototype, demonstrate and evaluate "ExposureTrack" as a smart phone-based tool equipping individual response workers with a personal health monitoring and surveillance service. For this project inXsol will: 1) assemble and demonstrate a prototype ExposureTrack product allowing users to record exposure incidents and related health records in a PHR;2) integrate a Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) biosensor, and, 3) evaluate usability, acceptability and impact of the ExposureTrack service to individual subscribers though focus groups. inXsol believes there is an opportunity for a compelling product targeted at the individual "at-risk" worker. Records continuity will be portable across employment or deployment history. With traction with the individual participant collecting standardized data, the top-down ERHMS effort can gain a more significant population and streamline many of the administrative time consuming data collection activities. Achieving these aims will provide the foundation to conduct Phase II SBIR work focused enhancing the ExposureTrack platform, integration of additional COTS sensors, designing key sensors for further integration and creating "opt in" protocols making it possible to demonstrate reporting which can identify trends or clusters of exposure/health events. This would make it possible to advance Health Monitoring and Surveillance agents which can integrate with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network data or establish a staffed Surveillance Monitoring Team.

Public Health Relevance

The mission of NIEHS is to generate new knowledge and commercialize that knowledge for the betterment of workers and communities in at-risk environments. ExposureTrack will provide alternative support for the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) will supplement ERHMS adoption through a bottom up deployment strategy. inXsol LLC proposes to prototype, demonstrate and evaluate ExposureTrack as a flexible device agnostic tool equipping individual response workers with a personal health tracking, biosensor integration, and surveillance service.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Type
Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) - Phase I (R43)
Project #
1R43ES022919-01A1
Application #
8523618
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-RPHB-C (11))
Program Officer
Shaughnessy, Daniel
Project Start
2013-06-10
Project End
2014-05-31
Budget Start
2013-06-10
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$149,999
Indirect Cost
Name
Inxsol, LLC
Department
Type
DUNS #
839811239
City
Phoenix
State
AZ
Country
United States
Zip Code
85029