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ULTRATHIN SENSOR OF FORCE DIRECTION AND MAGNITUDE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60685
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD041853
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: ULTRATHIN SENSOR OF FORCE DIRECTION AND MAGNITUDE
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD041853-02
Award Amount: $741,620.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop and test a thin, compliant sensor that can detect and measure the direction and magnitude of applied shear and normal forces. The ability to measure shear forces is needed in many applications including prevention of pressure sores, neural prosthesis feedback and in prosthetic limbs. For pressure sore prevention, these sensors can be used in fitting and long-term monitoring of prosthetics, orthotics and seating or bed applications. For neural prosthesis applications, these sensors can be used for foot-floor contact information in lower extremity prostheses and for finger and hand feedback in upper extremity prostheses. Clinical deployment requires sensors that are reliable, long-lived, easily mounted and cosmetically unobtrusive. The Phase I work modeled, designed, developed and tested a novel prototype sensor material that could measure the direction and magnitude of the shear and normal components of contact forces. Optimization, refinement and testing of this sensor material will be performed in this phase II. The extensive testing will include static and dynamic characterizations along with clinical real-world testing of the sensor in wheelchair and in-shoe applications. At the conclusion of this phase II, these sensors will be made available for researchers to perform new studies, previously not possible.

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.
4415 EUCLID AVE CLEVELAND, OH 44103

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