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A Low-Cost Portable/Wearable Device for Intelligent Stretching and Movement…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88182
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S080076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rehabtek LLC
2510 WILMETTE AVE WILMETTE, IL 60091-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Low-Cost Portable/Wearable Device for Intelligent Stretching and Movement Training Hypertonic Forearm in Stroke with Outcome Evaluation
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project develops a wearable/portable robotic device, IntelliStretch, to perform therapeuticrehabilitation of the arm with the following three integrated steps: (1) stretching a spastic/stiff jointto its extreme position under intelligent control to loosen the stiff joint, (2) voluntary movement training using virtual reality games interfaced with assistance/resistance control when needed, and (3) quantitative outcome evaluation. The device is low cost and portable so that patients can use the device conveniently and frequently in a local clinic under monitoring of a clinician or at home with initial instruction/training from a clinician. IntelliStretch is first modified for wearable design to improve portabilityand functionality. Second, in order to motivate/facilitate patients in motor-function recovery, voluntarymovement training by playing virtual reality games is added. Finally, the outcome of the robotictreatment is evaluated quantitatively in terms of the biomechanical and neuromuscular properties of thejoint.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

RehabTek
2510 Wilmette Ave Wilmette, IL 60091

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