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Life-Size Haptic Device with Advanced Actuator-Drive Concept Providing Redundant

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57209
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001095
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barrett Technology Inc
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Life-Size Haptic Device with Advanced Actuator-Drive Concept Providing Redundant
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS9-02010
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

Barrett Technology, Inc. proposes to design and build a lightweight high-performance manipulator for micro-gravity muscle/bone strengthening and trauma rehabilitation with data quantification. The device will be used on board months-long interplanetary space-exploration missions. The enabling technology is based on the novel concept presented confidentially in this proposal. If Phase I demonstrates feasibility, then Phase II will support the design of such a versatile device, featuring: (1) human-centric operation; (2) virtual energetic sports environments; and (3) a rich stream of quantification data for body motion trajectories, force/torque vectors along the trajectories, and power/energy profiles. Unlike any manipulator available today, the proposed device will achieve the normally incompatible requirements of: (1) human-level strength and (2) reach but also (3) precise controllability and (4) true fail-safe operation - all in a (5) lightweight package. Even Barrett's high-performance WAM¿ arm, which is haptic and has higher force capability than the popular Phantom (sold by Barrett's licensee, Sensable Technologies) cannot meet this set of requirements without a technology breakthrough as significant as the innovation presented within this proposal.

Principal Investigator:

William Townsend
CEO
6172529000
wt@barrett.com

Business Contact:

William Townsend
CEO
6172529000
wt@barrett.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Barrett Technology
139 Main St Cambridge, MA 02142

EIN/Tax ID: 043548106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No