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A functional and multimodal biofeedback device to treat balance dysfunction in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
96889
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H22-3055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H22
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A functional and multimodal biofeedback device to treat balance dysfunction in mTBI patients.
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0218
Award Amount: $99,924.00
 

Abstract:

According to existing data, there are more than 1.5 million of Americans sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each Year. Balance disorders represent one of the main regular problems that patients have to deal with, and thus everyday. Rehabilitation programs do exist but they are dependable of the clinician or physiotherapist and they do not take in account the multimodal aspects of balance control. This proposal will be aimed to provide a novel and functional multimodal biofeedback device to train or retrain patients with mild TBI to control their balance. The biofeedbacks will be based on the Visual, proprioceptive and tactile/haptic information. This combination will allow the control of the level of information given to the patient as well as the customization to his deficit. We will primarly focus on the haptic mode, e.d. on the force feedback provided to the patient's hand, in order to be able to conduct a neurosensorimotor retraining of the patient through a robotic device driven by the patient's balance.

Principal Investigator:

Francois Asseman
Life Sciences Product Line Manager
6179266700
francoisa@amtimail.com

Business Contact:

Bruce F. White
President
6179266700
brucefw@amtimail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042591151
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No