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STTR Phase I: Development of an Actively-Controlled Prosthetic Foot

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80149
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT PROSTHETIC SYSTEMS, LLC
2811 Lillian Rd. ANN ARBOR, MI 48104-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Development of an Actively-Controlled Prosthetic Foot
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611210
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop an actively controlled prosthetic foot that makes walking easier and more comfortable for the lower limb amputees. Commercial prostheses use passive mechanisms to provide articulation, cushioning against heel impact, and elastic energy return; yet the energetic cost of amputee walking is high. Currently the most sophisticated prostheses are intelligent knees, which improve gait by actively controlling braking of the knee. Based on recent laboratory result and an earlier prototype device, the proposed project will used controlled energy storage and release, thus significantly improve the efficiency of a prosthetic foot.

Principal Investigator:

Steven H. Collins
Mr
7374760707
shc@umich.edu

Business Contact:

Steven H. Collins
7344760707
shc@umich.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Prosthetics
452 Spring Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of MI
2350 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Arthur D. Kuo
Contact Phone: (734) 647-2505
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university