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Company Information:

Company Name: Hstar Technologies
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Zip+4: 02138-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 239-3203

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $933,749.00 10
SBIR Phase II $2,189,248.00 3
STTR Phase I $199,912.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,499,843.00 2

Award List:

An Advanced Medical Robotic System Augmenting Healthcare Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President /CEO
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes an advanced mobile robotic nurse assistant (RoNA) system for augmenting nurses' health care capabilities in a hospital environment with physical assistance. The RoNA system must a) navigate intelligently in hospital environments with a mobile holonomic drive, b) support an intuitive… More

An Integrated Physical Therapy/ Rehabilitation Robotic System for Military Healthcare Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President /CEO
Award Amount: $69,640.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes propose an integrated reconfigurable haptic feedback rehabilitation robot (RehaBot) system using SEA (series elastic actuators) that a) allows multiple reconfigurable and progressive rehabilitation training procedures for upper and lower limbs, b) provides telepresence rehabilitation… More

Robotic Noninvasive Neck and Spinal Injury Assessment Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: MGH (HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL)
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President
Award Amount: $99,921.00
RI Contact: Kirkham Wood
Abstract:
We propose a robotic non-invasive 3D ultrasound injury assessment system that a) allows local autonomous neck/spine injury assessment using pattern recognition, b) provides capability of telepresence injury assessment operation, c) creates 3D ultrasound imaging and visualization, d) integrates the… More

Dexterous Manipulation for Non-Line-of-Sight Articulated Manipulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President /CEO
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes an advanced robotic dexterous manipulator D-Man for enhancing the capabilities of autonomous operation that must: 1) provide advanced dexterous manipulation and sufficient strength to open doors and load/unload container boxes up to 500-1000lbs, 2) navigate intelligently with a mobile… More

An Advanced Medical Robotic System Augmenting Healthcare Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Presidnet/ CEO
Award Amount: $729,488.00
Abstract:
During Phase II period, Hstar plan to prototype an advanced mobile robotic nurse assistant (RoNA) system for augmenting nurses' health care capabilities in a hospital environment with physical assistance. This RoNA system will: a) navigate intelligently in hospital environments with a mobile… More

Robotic Noninvasive Neck and Spinal Injury Assessment Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Washington
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President
Award Amount: $749,903.00
RI Contact: Shahram Vaezy
Abstract:
During Phase 2 Hstar Technologies will prototype a robotic non-invasive 3D ultrasound injury assessment system that a) allows local autonomous neck/spine injury assessment using pattern recognition, b) provides capability of telepresence injury assessment

An Integrated Physical Therapy/ Rehabilitation Robotic System for Military Healthcare Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $729,788.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes an integrated reconfigurable non-treadmill rehabilitation robot (RehaBot) system using SEA (series elastic actuators) that a) allows multiple reconfigurable and progressive rehabilitation training procedures for upper and lower limbs, b) provides telepresence rehabilitation training… More

A Smart Affective Virtual Environment Rehbilitation System for Traumatic Brian Injuries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of impairments of cognitive ability and subsequent motor-behavioral difficulties. Successful brain damage rehabilitation requires an accurate and effective training and assessment, and must provide a tool for both cognitive and physical rehabilitation… More

A Near Autonomous Combat Casualty Extraction Robotic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: Charlie Kemp
Abstract:
Hstar proposes a near autonomous combat casualty extraction robot (c2Exbot) system that: 1) supports autonomous dexterous manipulation, safe patient lifting and near autonomous navigation control, 2) utilizes a supervisory telepresence operation mechanism, 3) provides near autonomous patient… More

Dexterous Manipulation for Non-Line-of-Sight Articulated Manipulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: H. John, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $729,972.00
Abstract:
During Phase II period, Hstar Technologies plan to prototype an advanced telepresence robotic dexterous manipulator dMan system for enhancing the capabilities of autonomous container loading and unloading process operation at battlefield. The proposed dMan system will 1) provide advanced dexterous… More

A Near Autonomous Combat Casualty Extraction Robotic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $749,940.00
RI Contact: Charles Kemp
Abstract:
"In this project, Hstar Technologies and its team will develop a near autonomous combat casualty extraction robotic (c2Exbot) system that: 1) supports autonomous dexterous manipulation, safe casualty lifting and near autonomous navigation control, 2) utilizes a supervisory telepresence… More

A Robotic Avatar Interactive Console Enhancing AVESS User Interface Capacity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $144,385.00
Abstract:
The current AVESS has targeted to creating fundamental virtual world using tools of Second Life and its user interface is limited to 2D input devices. A wide spectrum of interaction will be needed to enhance this AVESS system to further improve the user"s virtual presence with non-verbal… More

An advanced intelligent robotic pallet (i-Pbot) system for the cargo-handling and aircraft-loading efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes an advanced Omni-directional intelligent robotic pallet (i-Pbot) system for military cargo handling. The proposed i-Pbot will be designed and developed by integrating Onmi-directional Wheel Technologies for high mobility in confined spaces, high strength Hydraulic Series Elastic… More

A High-strength Dexterous Bimanual Mobile Manipulator (HD-Man) System for EOD Robotic Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (978) 239-3203
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes an advanced high-strength dexterous bi-manual mobile manipulator (HD-Man) system for EOD robotic platforms to investigate and interrogate Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The proposed HD-Man will be designed and developed by integrating lightweight… More

Rehabilitative Technologies that Monitor Metabolic Demands of Prosthetics in Lower Extremity Amputees during Rehabilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, President – (617) 229-5748
Award Amount: $149,926.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes a real-time wearable amputee rehabilitation monitor (WARM) system. It will enhance amputee rehabilitation process with metabolic cost monitoring, gait analysis, and comfort analysis. It will support users Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and provide physicians, physical therapists and… More

Advanced Shipboard Mission Payload Handling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yi-Je Lim, Chief Operation Officer – (617) 229-5748
Award Amount: $79,948.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes a mobile, advanced, agile, adaptable handling (A3-Hand) system for shipboard mission payload handling. On the LCS seaframes, A3-Hand"s ability to remotely load, unload and transport a wide variety of payloads in and around ISO containers and mission vehicles will immediately… More

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yi-Je Lim, COO – (617) 229-5748
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Hstar proposes a mobile, advanced, agile, and adaptable Mission Module handling (A3M2-Hand) system which is compatible with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules and common to all LCS configurations. Hstar"s innovative approach separates the lifting and transporting of the Mission Modules… More