ADAPTIVE STIMULATOR OF EXERCISE AND REHABILITATION
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an electrical
stimulation system with adaptive capabilities for exercise and rehabilitation.
The target populations are individuals with: 1) complete spinal cord injury
(Sd), 2) post-surgical knee immobilization, and 3) incomplete SCI, traumatic
brain injury, or stroke who may regain voluntary motor function through motor
The proposed portable exercise unit will include sensors and an adaptive
control algorithm to provide repeatable movements. We anticipate that the
adaptive controller will provide safer and more effective exercise than
currently available systems. Moreover, the adaptive controller will allow the
exercise goals to be defined in movement rather than stimulation-specific
parameters. For motor retraining, the system will encourage maximum voluntary
effort by providing only the stimulation required to supplement the user about
In Phase I, we will: 1) develop a prototype system, 2) perform a limited
feasibility test for one subject with complete SCI, and 3) develop and a
stimulator for use in Phases II and Ill. In Phase II, exercise benefits will be
compared to existing systems, alternate exercise paradigms and target muscles
will be evaluated, and application for the secondary and tertiary target
populations will be explored.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The target price for the proposed system will be $750-$1000. The primary market will includee individuals with complete spinal cord injury (SCI). Alternate markets may include those with post-surgical knee immobilization, or those with incomplete SCI, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or stroke who may benefit from motor retraining therapy.
Small Business Information at Submission:
CUSTOMKYNETICS, INC. A036 ASTECC BLDG LEXINGTON, KY 40506
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