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IMPROVED DIGITAL SKINFOLD CALIPER FOR THE AGED

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4674
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4674
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ida, Inc.
Suite 212, Science Cen 3508 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: IMPROVED DIGITAL SKINFOLD CALIPER FOR THE AGED
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $311,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE AIM OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER-BASED "SMART" SKINFOLD THICKNESS CALIPER SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FORUSE WITH THE GERIATRIC POPULATION. THE DESIGN GOAL IS TO COMPENSATE FOR DIFFERENCES IN SKINFOLD COMPRESSIBILITY, VARIATIONS DUE TO MEASUREMENT SITE, AND PHYSICAL EXTREMES WITHIN THE SUBJECT POPULATION. A NUMBER OF MAJOR DESIGN CHANGES FOR SKINFOLD CALIPERS ALREADY HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATEDAND INCORPORATED INTO A CALIPER DEVELOPED UNDER A PREVIOUS STUDY SPECIFICALLY TARGETED TO THE ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT POPULATION. THE INTENT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INCORPORATE THE EARLIER IMPROVEMENTS IN A NEW INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO PRODUCE MORE ACCURATE SKINFOLD MEASUREMENTS UNDER THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS POSED BY THE OLDER AGE GROUP. PRIOR TO DEVELOPING THIS SPECIALIZED INSTRUMENT, WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE PARAMETERS THAT LIMIT ACCURATE MEASUREMENT IN THE OLDER POPULATION AND THE DESIGN CHANGES THAT OPTIMIZE SKINFOLD MEASURES. CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT WILL FULFILL PHASE I GOALS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Kusum K Mainigi
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ida, Inc.
Suite 212, Science Cen 3508 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

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