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SBIR Phase II: A Multi-Grip Prosthetic Hand

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88359
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0741147
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase II: A Multi-Grip Prosthetic Hand
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0924014
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will combine lighter weight and quiet piezoelectric technology into an innovative Multi-Grip Prosthetic Hand. Current prosthetic hands are too heavy for many wearers, require expensive cosmetic shells and gloves which are damaged in rugged work environments, and are limited in orientation and gripping capabilities. This project will develop a quiet and lighter weight actuation system and integrate it into a new prosthetic hand design that will be rugged and water resistant, increasing function with a two-position thumb for greater gripping capabilities, and a flexible wrist to enhance orientation abilities and reduce shock loads transmitted to the wearer's remnant limb. The broader impacts of this research are that it will result in a Multi-Grip Prosthetic Hand, with water-proof housings and connectors, light-weight motor drive, and two-position thumb design. This hand will offer a type of hand never available before in the prosthetic marketplace. Because of its innovative features, it will open up vocations and working opportunities that were closed to prosthetic hand wearers heretofore. ""Return to Work"", the goal of Worker's Rehabilitation programs worldwide, will be given a tremendous boost.

Principal Investigator:

Edwin Iversen
MS
8013263434
ed@utaharm.com

Business Contact:

Edwin Iversen
MS
8013263434
ed@utaharm.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MOTION CONTROL, INC.
115 N. Wright Brothers Dr. SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116

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