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SMOKE ALARM/EMERGENCY EGRESS DEVICE FOR OLDER USERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11036
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11036
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Comsis Corp.
8737 Colesville Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SMOKE ALARM/EMERGENCY EGRESS DEVICE FOR OLDER USERS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $322,634.00
 

Abstract:

OLDER ADULTS ARE PARTICULARLY AT RISK FROM RESIDENTIAL FIRES. FOR THOSE AGED IN THEIR MID-60'S AND OLDER, DEATH RATES FROM FIRES AND BURNS ARE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN FORTHE GENERAL POPULATION. FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, OLDER RESIDENTS MAY HAVE MORE DIFFICULTY DETECTING AND ESCAPING A FIRE. RESIDENTIAL SMOKE ALARMS HAVE PROVEN TO BE A VALUABLE MEANS OF REDUCING THE RISK OF FIRE INJURY, AND OLDER ADULTS MAY BE PRESUMED TO DERIVE PARTICULAR BENEFIT FROM THESE DEVICES. UNFORTUNATELY, CURRENT SMOKE ALARMS AREPOORLY DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE. THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE IS TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY, SECURITY, AND INDEPENDENCE OF OLDER RESIDENTS BY DEVELOPING A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE FIRE-SAFETY PRODUCT FOR OLDER USERS. ITWILL ADDRESS THE CAPABILITIES AND BEHAVIORS OF OLDER POPULATIONS SO AS TO REDRESS THE SERIOUS DESIGN INADEQUACIESOF PRESENT SMOKE ALARMS, AND ALSO EXPAND THE CURRENT FUNCTIONS SO AS TO FACILITATE FIRE EGRESS. VARIOUS COST-EFFECTIVE TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS ARE NOW POSSIBLE. FURTHER, IT MAY BE FEASIBLE TO INCORPORATE ASPECTS OF A PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM AT RELATIVELY LITTLE COST, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY TO THE USER.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Comsis Corp.
1153 Bprdeaix Dr #101 Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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