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THE LONG-RANGE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED, ""SMART''…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2950
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2950
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Icans, Inc.
P.o. Box 26011 Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THE LONG-RANGE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED, ""SMART'' SKINFOLD THICKNESS CALIPER WHICH CAN MEASURE AND/OR COMPENSATE FOR SKINFOLD COMPRESSIBILITY, VARIATIONS IN THE AGE OF INDIVIDUALS, SITE OF MEASUREMENT, AND DEGREES OF EXTREME
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-RANGE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED, ""SMART'' SKINFOLD THICKNESS CALIPER WHICH CAN MEASURE AND/OR COMPENSATE FOR SKINFOLD COMPRESSIBILITY, VARIATIONS IN THE AGE OF INDIVIDUALS, SITE OF MEASUREMENT, AND DEGREES OF EXTREME OBESITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WILL ELIMINATE A NUMBER OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF UNRELIABILITY THAT CURRENTLY LIMIT THE USE OF SKINFOLD CALIPERS TO ALL BUT THE MOST SKILLFUL ANTHROPOMETRISTS. IN ADDITION TO MEASURING OVERALL BODY FATNESS, THIS SYSTEM WILL FACILITATE THE MEASUREMENT OF REGIONAL BODY FAT PATTERNS. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MANY SERIOUS HEALTH DISORDERS. THE CALIPERS WILL ALSO PROVIDE IMPROVED ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF SKINFOLD MEASUREMENTS. THESE IMPROVEMENTS WILL INCREASE THE USEFULNESS OF THE INSTRUMENT IN ROUTINE CLINICAL SCREENING BY A WIDER RANGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IN PHASE I TO INVESTIGATE ALL THE NECESSARY PARAMETERS TO BUILD INTO A NEW, IMPROVED SKINFOLD CALIPER IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Kusum mainigi
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Icans, Inc.
P.o. Box 26011 Philadelphia, PA 19128

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