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PROLONGED SITTING OR BED REST LEADS TO DEPENDENT EDEMA AND VENOUS STASIS, OFTEN…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3244
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3244
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
James W. Dickey, Jr., M.d., P.
100 S.e. 15th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: PROLONGED SITTING OR BED REST LEADS TO DEPENDENT EDEMA AND VENOUS STASIS, OFTEN PROGRESSING TO DEBILITATING ILLNESS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

PROLONGED SITTING OR BED REST LEADS TO DEPENDENT EDEMA AND VENOUS STASIS, OFTEN PROGRESSING TO DEBILITATING ILLNESS. DISCOMFORT AND PATHOLOGY ARE PREVENTED BY REGULAR PERIODIC ANKLE FLEXING. A NEW INVENTION ACCOMPLISHES THIS PURPOSE COMFORTABLY, CONVENIENTLY, AND ECONOMICALLY. IT ENSURES COMPLIANCE THROUGH A PEDAL MECHANISM WHOSE APPROPRIATE MOTION ELICITS AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL REPRESENTING ADEQUATE FLEXING MOTION (STROKE) AND AN ELECTRONIC MODULE COUNTING UP THESE STROKES AND DEDUCTING STROKES AT A PRESET RATE. THESE PROCESSES ARE COMBINED WITH AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL WARNING THE USER WHEN A PRESCRIBED AN ADJUSTABLE PROTOTYPE INCLUDING A COMPUTER IS COLLECTING DESIGN PARAMETERS ON HUMAN SUBJECTS. THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL BE FOR ENGINEERING A MINIATURE ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH FIXED PARAMETERS AND PEDAL MODULES FOR 4 DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS: BED-FAST PATIENTS; WHEELCHAIR PEDALS REPLACEMENT; SITTING AT DESK OR TV; PLANE OR CAR TRAVEL. AN AUTOMATIC ANGLE-ADJUSTING FOOTREST IS FORMED BY THE SPECIAL PEDAL MECHANISM, FURTHER ENCOURAGING USE. EFFECTIVE DESIGN IN PHASE I WILL ENSURE ECONOMICAL PRODUCTION AND THEREBY WIDESPREAD USE TO PREVENT AN ILLNESS AFFECTING 25% OF THE POPULATION. IT WILL OFFER THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH CARE WITH COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, AND ECONOMY.

Principal Investigator:

James w. dickey, jr.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

James W. Dickey, Jr., M.d., P.
100 S.e. 15th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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