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CUSTOMIZED ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR SCI REHABILITATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60706
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD039013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CUSTOMKYNETICS, INC.
385 CROSSFIELD DR PO Box 474 VERSAILLES, KY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: CUSTOMIZED ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR SCI REHABILITATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD039013-02
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Exercise for people with SCI can enhance physical fitness and slow secondary complications of SCI. Unfortunately, available exercise equipment is expensive and provides marginal benefits. In this Phase II project, we will continue to develop and evaluate an exercise system for individuals with SCI seeking to improve their physical fitness and/or enable use of a functional electrical stimulation system for standing. The device uses electrical stimulation of lower-extremity musculature to generate a coupled hip/knee bending motion that moves the upper body against gravity. It provides the ability to perform strength and endurance training exercises in a manner that provides graded loading of the lower extremities. It consists of mechanical frame and a multi-channel stimulator with an adaptive controller to generate the desired movement and GRF profiles. The Phase I project demonstrated feasibility by developing a prototype, evaluating it in experiments on human subjects with SCl, and identifying its limitations.The Phase II goals are to move towards Phase Ill commercialization by:1. Designing and developing an improved device; 2. Evaluating the ability to provide substantial exercise benefits in a clinical setting; 3. Characterizing the biomechanics of the exercise; and 4. Interfacing the device with an implanted electrical stimulation system. 3. characterizing the biomechanics of the exercise; and 4. interfacing the device with an implanted electrical stimulation system.

Principal Investigator:

Eric C. Hartman
8598793718
hartman@customKYnetics.com

Business Contact:

Eric Hartman
8592572300
HARTMAN@CUSTOMKYNETICS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

CUSTOMKYNETICS, INC.
CUSTOMKYNETICS, INC. A036 ASTECC BLDG LEXINGTON, KY 40506

EIN/Tax ID: 611373509
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No