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Adapative Wireless Computer Mouse for Movement Disorders

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76067
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD047086
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: 2005
Title: Adapative Wireless Computer Mouse for Movement Disorders
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD047086-01A1
Award Amount: $199,269.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective is to design, build, and clinically assess an Adaptive Wireless Computer Mouse (AWCM) for movement disorders. Development will focus on Parkinson's disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET). Major symptoms of PD include tremor, dyskinesias, bradykinesia, and rigidity. ET produces tremors that affect motor function. Symptoms from these diseases have a large effect on upper extremity motor control for afflicted patients. One activity affected is using a mouse for computer cursor control. A standard computer mouse translates user hand movement to cursor position on the computer display. PD and ET symptoms create noise that can mask user intention information. Noise may be in the form of involuntary movements such as tremor or dyskinesias or in the form of difficulty in initiating movements from bradykinesia or rigidity. The specific aim of this proposal is to develop and assess an AWCM that can detect a specific movement disorder symptom and provide compensation. The proposed AWCM is a wearable computer accessory to enhance computer and Internet access for those with movement disorders. This proposed assistive device would allow individuals to maintain their sense of computer independence, remain computer proficient at work/home, and may improve their social, economic, and learning capabilities

Principal Investigator:

Joseph P. Giuffrida
2166195904
JGIUFFRIDA@CLEVEMED.COM

Business Contact:

Hani Kayyali
2167916720
HKAYYALI@CLEVMED.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