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THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS RESEARCH ARE THE DESIGN, PROTO- TYPE, DEVELOPMENT,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5301
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5301
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beco Machine Shop
2517 East Nasa Road 1 Seabrook, TX 77586
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS RESEARCH ARE THE DESIGN, PROTO- TYPE, DEVELOPMENT, AND EVALUATION OF BODY POSITIONING DEVICES FOR REHABILITATION OF HEAD INJURY, COMA, AND STROKE VICTIMS WHO HAVE SUSTAINED PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND NEURO- MUSCULAR DISORDERS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS RESEARCH ARE THE DESIGN, PROTO- TYPE, DEVELOPMENT, AND EVALUATION OF BODY POSITIONING DEVICES FOR REHABILITATION OF HEAD INJURY, COMA, AND STROKE VICTIMS WHO HAVE SUSTAINED PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND NEURO- MUSCULAR DISORDERS. A PRONE POSITION IS DETRIMENTAL TO RECOVERY AND PROMOTES NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS AND PSYCHO- LOGICAL BARRIERS. TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO A VICTIM OF SEVERE HEAD INJURY, COMA, AND STROKE. REGARDLESS OF APPARENT STRENGTH AT A GIVEN TIME, THE PATIENT SHOULD BE WORKED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION. STIMULATION AND REACTION OF MUSCLES AGAINST THE PULL OF GRAVITY IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOOLWITH WHICH TO WORK. A PATIENT MAY NOT HAVE THE NEURO- MUSCULAR CONTROL TO RESPOND ON COMMAND BUT WHEN EXPOSED TO AN OFF-BALANCED POSITION, THE MUSCLES WILL RESPOND. CONTINUOUS PROPER BODY POSITIONING FOR WEIGHT BEARING, STRETCHING, AND EXPOSURE TO OFF-BALANCE POSITIONS ON PROPER POSITIONING EQUIPMENT, DESIGNED TO GIVE A PATIENT THE ADVANTAGE OF LEVERAGE, LEADS TO PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT. PSYCHOLOGICAL SATISFACTION WITH IMPROVEMENTS IS IMPORTANT ASWELL AND A BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS DESIRABLE. NEURO- MUSCULAR CONTROL WILL BE REESTABLISHED AND SPASTICITY WILL DECREASE. THE LONG-TERM THERAPEUTIC OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOPTHERAPY EQUIPMENT THAT IS REASONABLY AFFORDABLE AND CAN BE EFFECTIVELY MARKETED AND DISTRIBUTED.

Principal Investigator:

Frank l hershberger
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
7133344978

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Beco Machine Shop
2517 East Nasa Road 1 Seabrook, TX 77586

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