Media report on sleep monitoring invention
Sleep Review magazine carried a University of Maine news release about an invention developed by UMaine researchers that can detect early symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Activas Diagnostics LLC has received a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Award from the National Institute of Health’s Institute on Aging, according to the release. Activas Diagnostics, founded by UMaine professors Marie Hayes and Ali Abedi in 2009 and based in the UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship in Orono, develops noninvasive wireless sensor system and software products for diagnostics of traumatic brain injury. This award focuses on bringing the spin-off company’s patented SleepMove product to market as a new approach to diagnostics and monitoring in early stage neurological disease. Maine Public and Mainebiz also reported on the invention and corresponding grant.