AFrame Digital Receives a Second Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Award for mHealth Innovation

AFrame Digital will use the award to expand the scope of a telemonitoring study it is leading with health care providers and researchers

Reston, VA, July 30, 2012: AFrame Digital, Inc., a provider of wireless mobile monitoring solutions supporting the safety, independence and health of patients and residents in hospital, long term care, senior living, and home settings, received its second CRCF award from the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). CRCF awards recognize Virginia-based researchers like AFrame Digital who develop innovations with commercial promise in alignment with Virginia's Research and Technology (R&T) Strategic Roadmap.

AFrame Digital will use the award to expand the scope of a telemonitoring study it is leading with health care providers and researchers from Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Florida State University (FSU), George Mason University (GMU) and Washington D.C.'s Healthcare for the Homebound. The team is conducting the research under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging, "Non-Intrusive Automated Portable Data Collection System for Aging Surveys" (Award Number R44 AG29196-02).

"As the U.S. age 65 years and older population increases, it will become extremely important for telemonitoring solutions to integrate not only clinical factors such as physiological data but also other important aspects of wellness - including activity levels, sleep patterns, and behavior patterns - into analytical models that trend and alert on changes in health status," explains Amy Papadopoulos, DSc, the Principal Investigator for the project and Senior Researcher at AFrame Digital. "The CRCF award allows us to expand the behavioral parameters that we can examine during the NIH study in order to determine and maintain wellness."

"AFrame Digital is very appreciative of the Commonwealth of Virginia's recognition of our efforts to develop and commercialize cost-effective, easy-to-use mHealth innovations that improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for our citizens," said Cindy Crump, AFrame Digital Founder, President, and CEO. "As the state of the art advances, we continue to lead by example, building systems that provide comprehensive, real-time, actionable data that caregivers need to help individuals stay healthy and achieve greater independence."

About AFrame Digital, Inc.

AFrame Digital is a provider of wireless- and mobile-based monitoring solutions that support the safety and health of patients and residents in hospital, long term care, senior living and home settings. Its industry-leading MobileCare Monitor™ system provides continuous monitoring of seniors, patients managing chronic conditions and other at-risk individuals as they go about their daily activities, with real-time fall detection and proactive, exceptions-based status reports and alerts based on personalized wellness profiles to help caregivers quickly attend to or avert crises. AFrame Digital is the recipient of multiple industry awards, including the Cellular Technology Industry Association's Emerging Technology Award for Health and Wellness Solutions (Enterprise Class), the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Destination Innovation Award for Small Business and the Virginia Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund.

About the CRCF and R&T Roadmap

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia and to encourage collaboration among its institutions of higher education and partnerships between these colleges and universities and business and industry.

The Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap is a comprehensive planning tool that the Commonwealth will use to identify research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus. It provides elected and other officials with priorities in key industry sectors that have commercial promise and that will be eligible for new CRCF awards.

About the Center for Innovative Technology

CIT is the state-chartered nonprofit corporation that conducts the business of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA) and accelerates innovation and the next generation of technology and technology companies. CIT creates new technology companies through capital formation, market development, and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers.

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