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Low Force Wheelchair Handrim

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96247
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD059334
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NICHD
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEXTEK MOBILITY CORPORATION
4909 PASEO DEL NORTE D ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87113-1527
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Force Wheelchair Handrim
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD059334-01A2
Award Amount: $105,037.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many surfaces can be difficult for manual wheelchair users to negotiate. Carpets, lawns, door thresholds, loose soil, etc. can make manual propulsion challenging. These surfaces can be especially troublesome to the man y wheelchair users that have low strength, or are elderly, or have wrist, shoulder, elbow pain or injury. The exercise of self-propulsion is very important to the long-term heath of wheelchair users. Nextek is pursuing a lightweight, unobtrusive, and inexp ensive manual wheelchair wheel with a low force handrim that may help users negotiate these troublesome surfaces. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The Low Force Wheelchair Handrim could provide manual wheelchair users with a mechanism that improves their ability to self-propel over challenging surfaces.

Principal Investigator:

Brock F. Roberts
5057989818
BROCK@NEXTEKMOBILITY.COM

Business Contact:

Franklin B. Roberts
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEXTEK MOBILITY CORPORATION
NEXTEK MOBILITY CORPORATION 4909 PASEO DEL NORTE D ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87113

EIN/Tax ID: 185043628
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No