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Clinical Step Recorder

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66386
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DK063768
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: 2003
Title: Clinical Step Recorder
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DK063768-01A1
Award Amount: $120,431.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral neuropathy (PN) are at high risk for lower extremity skin breakdown and subsequent amputation. Magnitude and repetition of pressures are important indicators of skin breakdown and formation of neuropathic ulcers. Currently, there are no devices that can easily and unobtrusively measure the repetition of pressures and total weight-bearing time over a prolonged period of time (e.g., 2 weeks). The most common method of treatment of these neuropathic ulcers is off loading weight over the ulcer site using a total contact cast (TCC) or an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The primary purpose of this grant proposal is to develop an unobtrusive, self-contained, inexpensive device that can fit inside a shoe, cast, or AFO, that will record and time stamp steps, average pressures, and weight-bearing time for "at-dsiC patients for extended periods of time. The completed Clinical Step Recorder (CSR) system will be validated with patients currently using a TCC, and subjects wearing shoes with orthotic inserts. The CSR device will have many other uses, including that of an activity monitor for patients with obesity, or the elderly, which could help assess weight-bearing activities and encourage regular physical activities.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew D. Tarler
2166195935
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