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AUTOMATED PRESSURE DETECTION AND RELIEF STIMULATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60720
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD041815
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
4415 EUCLID AVE CLEVELAND, OH 44103-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: AUTOMATED PRESSURE DETECTION AND RELIEF STIMULATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD041815-01A1
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Automated Pressure Detection and Relief Stimulation system is a portable device that provides users with feedback when a pressure relief should be performed. If the user does not or can not perform an adequate pressure relief, the unit uses electrical stimulation to produce muscle contraction and produce a change in the pressure profile. This change in pressure profile will allow the blood to perfuse to the areas of concern. This unit will also be used to monitor and record the pressure, over the course of many months, present in two locations, typically the ischial tuberosites are the points of most concern. Through clinical trials, the goal of this program is to prove that this automated pressure detection and relief stimulation system will help prevent pressure ulcer formation. The ultimate goal is to reduce the occurence of pressure ulcers and the tragedy of associated complications, including infection of the ulcer, loss of mobility and decreased productivity. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The primary target for this device is for spinal cord injured patients who can not or do not perform their regular pressure relief routine. Non-spinal cord injured patients who are also wheel-chair bound due to broken bones, surgical recovery or old age can also benefit from this device, This device can also be slightly modified to provide exercise stimulation to increase muscle mass and tissue integrity in any patient suffering from muscle atrophy.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew D. Tarler
2167916720
MTARLER@CLEVEMED.COM

Business Contact:

Robert Schmidt
2167916720
RSCHMIDT@CLEVEMED.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
CLEVELAND MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. 11000 CEDAR AVE, STE 130/461 CLEVELAND, OH 44106

EIN/Tax ID: 341675639
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No