Zeriscope Awarded Grant to Innovate Exposure Therapy Treatment for PTSD
Zeriscope, Inc was awarded a Phase I SBIR Grant from National Institute of Mental Health to develop and test a wearable platform that will allow therapists to virtually accompany PTSD patients during the all-important part of therapy known as “In Vivo Exposure”. This new technology system is expected to increase patients’ willingness to attempt in vivo exercises and to enhance their ability to stay in the situations long enough to obtain therapeutic benefit.
The Zeriscope system is a web-based mobile technology platform that leverages live interactive video and streaming real-time physiological and environmental sensor data to creatively enable new medical treatments and protocols.
The Home or Remotely located clinics – Tele-present patients from home or rural clinics, streaming patient and environmental data in real time
Psychology evaluations – Enable office based therapists to guide PTSD patients during “In vivo Exposure” sessions by monitoring audio, visual and biometric sensor data
Custom Configuration – Tailored kits contain carefully chosen integrated streaming diagnostics tools (EKG, stethoscope, otoscope, wound camera) and patient wearable physiological and environmental sensors.
Hands-free Operation – Empower on site technicians using a hands free, gaze forward, view unobstructed system to better evaluate and manage maintenance or other problems in the field assisted by remote experts
How It Works
A medical professional or patient easily engages the equipment in the specially tailored kit, and the physician or therapist simply logs into the Zeriscope website and is connected via a secure, streaming video, audio and data connection. It’s that simple.
Cloud Based – HIPAA Compliant
Wireless – Cellular and WiFi connectability
Bluetooth Enabled – Bluetooth connected exam tools
Live Streaming – Video/Audio and patient physiological status
Zeriscope’s mobile telemedicine platform provides audio/visual and select physiological inputs, including stethoscope, streaming ECG, blood pressure, pulse ox and additional wearable sensors.
Utilizing its core technology platform, Zeriscope delivers creative mobile solutions for diagnosing, treating and caring for patients. The data captured and analyzed by the Zeriscope platform could lead to early detection, improved outcomes, healthier aging in place, better compliance and reduced healthcare costs. Zeriscope’s design philosophy is centered on simple and easy-to-adopt solutions that leverage smart technology and common-sense healthcare delivery.
Bill Harley, Co-Founder and CEO
Bill is an experienced entrepreneur in the healthcare industry, having successfully founded, managed and scaled multiple medical companies. Prior to Zeriscope, Bill founded and led a medical mobility and respiratory equipment company, ultimately overseeing its strategic acquisition to the nation’s largest provider of respiratory services.
Bill serves on the Partnership Board of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at the University of South Carolina, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Robert J. Adams, MS MD, Co-Founder and President
Dr. Adams is the Distinguished University Professor of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina and is known as “the Father of Telemedicine for Stroke.” Dr. Adams initiated the REACH MUSC Telestroke Network in 2008, which grew to over 20 sites across the state, dramatically increasing patient access to stroke experts in South Carolina. He has completed over 6000 urgent telemedicine consults for stroke in his venerable career.
In 2013, Dr. Adams recognized the need to expand telemedicine for broader medical usage, and created Zeriscope, an open-access, web-based streaming application that can be used outside of tradition facilities, where cart-based systems are impractical.
Dr. Adams completed medical school at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and is a Board Certified Vascular Neurologist.
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