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ACTIVESTOP DYNAMIC WRIST PROTECTOR FOR SPORTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66073
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AR049959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Simbex
10 Water Street Suite 410 Lebanon, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: ACTIVESTOP DYNAMIC WRIST PROTECTOR FOR SPORTS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AR049959-01
Award Amount: $99,634.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to research the technical and commercial feasibility of a novel wrist brace that reduces the risk for wrist fracture by resisting wrist terminal extension while otherwise allowing unconstrained movement throughout the normal range of motion. The novel wrist brace will be designed, fabricated, and validated in our laboratory under simulated impact conditions. The long-term goal of the product is to determine the efficacy of the brace on snowboarding and in-line skating populations using a prospective, randomized, longitudinal study. Wrist braces offer limited protection against distal radius fractures, yet they have achieved limited acceptance, particularly among youths, because they are bulky and limit normal range of motion. Research has also demonstrated that they do not prevent fractures under high impact energy loading conditions. We postulate that wrist guard usage will increase significantly with a device that is less constraining and which offers increased protection against distal radius fractures

Principal Investigator:

Richard M. Greenwald
6034482367
RGREENWALD@SIMBEX.COM

Business Contact:


6034482367
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIMBEX, LLC
SIMBEX, LLC 10 WATER ST, RM 410 LEBANON, NH 03766

EIN/Tax ID: 582551796
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No