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A UNIVERSAL CANOE SEATING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60717
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD036944
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC
2240 MERIDIAN BLVD STE C Minden, NV 89423-8628
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A UNIVERSAL CANOE SEATING SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD036944-02A1
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recreation is a primary factor in the quality of life of people with disabilities. Paddle sports are one of the fastest growing recreational activities. Current canoe seating products cradle the paddler in a flexible fabric or plastic bucket but do not provide the stable base of support required for efficient, independent and equal participation by users with movement limitations. The universal canoe seating system will support the pelvis, torso and legs creating a stable base of support that will increase upper body function, balance, endurance, strength and movement efficiency. Technological innovations will mechanically link paddler and canoe, enable personal cushion use and enhance the function and effectiveness of paddlers with movement, strength, balance, positioning or endurance limitations. Phase I results demonstrated enhanced paddler strength, comfort and balance without compromising safety. Phase II user testing will demonstrate the functional benefits of the seat through comparative measures of fit, support, user satisfaction, paddling strength and endurance. The durability and safety of the seat will be established through strength and load testing. With the new seat, individuals, outdoor recreation programs, rental companies and outfitters will have a system that enables safe, effective and equal canoeing opportunities for people of all abilities.

Principal Investigator:

Peter W. Axelson
7757838822
PETER@BENEFICIALDESIGNS.COM

Business Contact:


7757838822
Small Business Information at Submission:

BENEFICIAL DESIGNS, INC.
BENEFICIAL DESIGNS, INC. 1617 WATER ST, STE B MINDEN, NV 89423

EIN/Tax ID: 942754853
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No