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An Implantable Wireless Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79684
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NS055424
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #188 Maple Grove, MN 55369-5457
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: An Implantable Wireless Myoelectric Sensor for Prosthetic Control
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43NS055424-01A1
Award Amount: $134,003.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project seeks to create a fully-implantable myoelectric sensor system that includes a wireless interface to prosthetic limbs or neural prosthetic devices. Surface electrodes in modern myoelectric prosthetics are often embedded in the prosthesis socket and make contact with the skin. These electrodes detect and amplify muscle action potentials from voluntary contractions of the muscle in the residual limb and these electrical signals control the prosthetic's movement and function. There are a number of performance-related deficiencies associated with external electrodes including the maintenance of sufficient electromyogram (EMG) signal amplitude, extraneous noise acquisition, and proper electrode interface maintenance that are expected to be improved or solved using implanted sensors. The proposed project will leverage new technologies within the microelectronics and nanotechnology fields for application to implantable wireless signal acquisition for prosthetic control. The proposed implanted technology will allow prosthetic limb manufacturers to provide products with increased performance, capability, and patient-comfort. In Phase I, KBT will build a prototype wireless module designed as a fully-implanted biopotential sensor to capture signals such as intramuscular EMG. The Phase II efforts will concentrate on design enhancements with a goal towards miniaturization, packaging, and human trials. The proposed project will leverage new technologies within the microelectronics and nanotechnology fields for application to implantable wireless signal acquisition for prosthetic control. The proposed implanted technology will allow prosthetic limb manufacturers to provide products with increased performance, capability, and patient-comfort.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick A. Lichter
6127301091
PLICHTER@koronisbiotech.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Lichter
6127301091
plichter@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 6901 E. Fish Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369

EIN/Tax ID: 411943230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No