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ACTIVE SEAT SUSPENSION TO CONTROL LOW BACK INJURIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19476
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 S PROSPECT ST BURLINGTON, VT 05401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ACTIVE SEAT SUSPENSION TO CONTROL LOW BACK INJURIES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $32,613.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS WORK IS TO PRODUCE AN INEXPENSIVE, ACTIVELY CONTROLLED VEHICLE SEAT SUSPENSION SYSTEM TO CONTROL LOW BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY VERTICAL VIBRATION EXPOSURE. THE SPECIFIC AIM IS TO DESIGN A LOW POWERED SYSTEM CAPABLE OF NEW OR RETROFIT INSTALLATION. THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ACTIVELY CONTROLLED SHOCK AND VIBRATION ABSORBERS. THIS WILL INVOLVE COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM MODELLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SMALL PROTOTYPE. RESULTS OF THIS WORK WILL SUPPORT A PHASE II APPLICATION TO PRODUCE A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE FULL SEAT SUSPENSION WITH ON BOARD CONTROLS. SUCH A SUSPENSION COULD ELIMINATE VIBRATION EXPOSURE TO THE DRIVER AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUE LOW BACK INJURIES AND THEIR ATTENDANT COSTS (HUMAN SUFFERING, LOSS OF PRODUCTIVITY, AND FINANCIAL.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher C Johnson
8026563805

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rehabilitation Technology Inc
1 South Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05401

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