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Electric Heavy-Duty Work Hand

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66192
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD043513
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Motion Control, Inc.
115 North Wright Brothers Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Electric Heavy-Duty Work Hand
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD043513-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Specific Aims: Motion Control Inc. proposes to develop a rugged, electric-powered work-hand/gripper for electric arm prostheses. This new terminal device (TD) will be lighter in weight, can be used in more extreme environments, and will offer more versatile gripping shapes than existing electric TDs. Motion Control is perfectly positioned to build upon the recent development of the Motion Control (MC) Hand, which includes a 2-speed drive producing 25 lb. of pinch force, and the highly functional Flexion Wrist. Background: The modern electric arm prosthesis has significant advantages over body-powered devices: freedom from uncomfortable control cables (also allowing greater work envelope), very high pinch force (requiring little effort), and more natural appearance. However, existing electric work TDs are not durable enough for many work environments. The effort: During Phase I, Motion Control will design and build engineering models of two versions of the proposed Work-Hand. One will integrate hand-like shapes molded in rugged plastic, used without a protective hand shell. The second version will implement hook-type TD fingers, for a very lightweight and versatile alternative. Water-resistant housings for the drive will be developed for both versions of the TD, which will be interchangeable with nearly all electric hands currently in use.

Principal Investigator:

Harold H. Sears
8886962767
HAROLD@UTAHARM.COM

Business Contact:


8886962767
Small Business Information at Submission:

MOTION CONTROL, INC.
MOTION CONTROL, INC. 2401 SOUTH 1070 WEST, STE B SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84119

EIN/Tax ID: 870567850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No