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ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM FOR PROSTHETIC SOCKET DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19401
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19401
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dymax Corpon
604 Epsilon Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM FOR PROSTHETIC SOCKET DESIGN
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-AIDED PROSTHETIC SOCKET DESIGN TO REPLACE THE CURRENT METHOD OF MANUAL MODIFICATION OF A PLASTER CAST. WITH THE NEW SYSTEM THE EXTERNAL SHAPE AND THE INTERNAL STRUCTURAL INFORMATION OF THE RESIDUAL LIMB SHOULD BE ACQUIRED BY AN ULTRAS SOUND SCANNING DEVICE, FOLLOWED BY A THREE DIMENSIONAL (3-D) LIMB MODEL CONSTRUCTION, MODEL MODIFICATION, AND SOCKET DESIGN PERFORMED ON A COMPUTER. PHASE I WOULD FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASOUND COMPOUND B-SCAN IMAGING METHOD OPTIMIZED TO MAXIMIZE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY AND IMAGE QUALITY, WHILE MINIMIZING DATA ACQUISITION TIME AND HARDWARE COMPLEXITY. SPECIFIC AIMS WOULD ATTEMPT TO: DEMONSTRATE THAT THE EXTERNAL SHAPE OF A LIMB CAN BE DETERMINED FROM ULTRASOUND ECHO WITH AN ACCURACY ADEQUAATE TO THE PRACTICE OF PROSTHETIC SOCKET DESIGN; DEMONSTRATE THAT THE INTERNAL STRUCTURAL INFORMATION OF A LIMB, SUCH AS BONE POSITION, FAT-MUSCLE DISTRIBUTION CAN BE DISTINGUISHED BY COMPOUND ULTRASOUND B-SCAN IMAGES; AND ASCERTAIN THAT IT IS TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE TO ENGINEER A RELATIVELY LOW-COST ULTRASOUND SCANNER TO ACQUIRE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AT AN ACCEPTABLE SPEED. THE RESULTS WOULD BE VITAL IN THE PROTOTYPE DESIGN PLANNED FOR THE PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Ying-wei Yuan
4129636884

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dymax Corpon
604 Epsilon Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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