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THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANTLY SAFER, LONGER-WEARING CRUTCH TIP…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2895
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2895
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Richmond Combined Enterprises,
1122 Northwest T St., P.o. Box 1485 Richmond, IN 47374
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANTLY SAFER, LONGER-WEARING CRUTCH TIP THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF ITS HANDICAPPED USERS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,399.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANTLY SAFER, LONGER-WEARING CRUTCH TIP THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF ITS HANDICAPPED USERS. THE ""SURE-FOOT'' WILL BE A HIGHLY MARKETABLE PRODUCT THAT WILL ENABLE RICHMOND COMBINED ENTERPRISES TO EMPLOY AND TRAIN ADDITIONAL HANDICAPPED WORKERS. THE ""SURE-FOOT'S'' UNIQUE CONFIGURATION AND INTERNAL PIVOT ASSEMBLY AUTOMATICALLY LEVELS ITS LARGE BASE FLAT AGAINST ALL SURFACES ^ EVEN AT FREQUENTLY APPLIED ACUTE ANGLES THAT BRING ONLY 15% OF THE CONVENTIONAL TIP'S EDGE IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. BEFORE THE ""SURE-FOOT'' IS MARKETED, HOWEVER, PHASE I RESEARCH MUST 1.RECONFIGURE IT TO ELIMINATE ITS TENDENCY TO CATCH UNDER OPEN DOORS, 2.DESIGN A NEW PIVOT ASSEMBLY THAT WILL NOT JOLT THE USER AND CAUSE DISCOMFORT, AND 3.IDENTIFY OPTIMAL COMPOUNDS THAT ACCOMMODATE THE ""SURE-FOOT'S'' RELATIVELY COMPLEX MOVEMENTS WHILE MAINTAINING DUR-ABILITY PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ALSO CREATE A FIXTURE TO TEST EVOLVING AND FINAL PHASE I PROTOTYPES AS A MODEL INSTRUMENT FOR EXTENSIVE TESTING IN PHASE II. ALL PHASE I RESEARCH WILL BE INFORMED BY A BACKGROUND STUDY ON PROSTHETIC DEVICES AND THEIR USES, WHICH, WITH A REVIEW OF MARKET-RELEVANT INFORMATION, WILL HELP ARTICULATE THE TESTING AND MARKETING RESEARCH OF PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth cleghorn
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Richmond Combined Enterprises,
1122 Northwest T St., P.o. Box 1485 Richmond, IN 47374

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