Minneapolis-based Advanced Medical Electronics (AME), a strategic partner of IntriCon, a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of body-worn medical and electronics devices, has received two new research grants from the US government.

AME said that the first grant was from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which can be applied to electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), and skin impedance recording, measuring electrical and temperature changes at the skin’s surface.

The second grant was from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), which is for additional research and feasibility testing for solid-state sensor technology that will replace aging telecoil sensor technology in hearing aids.

IntriCon president and CEO Mark Gorder said the funding that AME received will be used to further advance and commercialise their ultra-low power PhysioLink wireless technology platform which includes aggressive development of the electronics and device enclosure that will comprise ambulatory ECG products, among other body-worn monitoring applications.

AME president Gary Havey said that they are excited to receive the grants to support the development of bio-telemetry technology. In addition to being a trusted partner, IntriCon is a collaborator in both grants and has exclusive rights to sell the technology into its core markets which are in alignment with the research we are conducting.