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SBIR Phase I: Developing a Pivoting-sliding Elliptical Machine for Knee Injury…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91113
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912870
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Developing a Pivoting-sliding Elliptical Machine for Knee Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0912870
Award Amount: $99,503.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I research project will develop a controllable and measurable knee training system with a novel pivoting and sliding mechanism, which trains patients to improve neuromuscular control in off-axis motions of pivoting and sliding. This pivoting and sliding mechanism can be potentially implemented on many existing exercise machines (elliptical machine, step machine and bicycle exerciser) as a training accessory. As a powerful clinical evaluation tool, this system also benefits the current study of knee injury prevention and rehabilitation. Among those injuries, the knee is one of the most easily injured body areas, with injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) as the most frequent problem overall followed by the PatelloFemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). In most cases the knee injury involves the entire lower limb and trunk, so it is more effective and efficient to train the whole lower limb, instead of an individual joint. The proposed unique neuromuscular training system on the pivoting-sliding mechanism has significant potential for rehabilitation after ACL and PFPS injury prevention/reduction. It is especially important to provide the patients a scientific evaluation and make them recover efficiently after their surgeries. It can be used widely in rehabilitation centers for lower limb rehabilitation and ACL injury prevention. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

Principal Investigator:

Yupeng Ren
MEng
8475300250
yp-ren@rehabtek.com

Business Contact:

Yupeng Ren
MEng
8475300250
yp-ren@rehabtek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rehabtek LLC
2510 Wilmette Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091

EIN/Tax ID: 364378117
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No