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A SIX-MONTH EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A THREE-CHANNEL COMPUTER PROTOBOARD…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4956
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4956
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Therapeutic Technologies Inc
2070 Us Route 35 Po Box 219 Alpha, OH 45301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A SIX-MONTH EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A THREE-CHANNEL COMPUTER PROTOBOARD SYSTEM FOR HAND-CONTROL IN QUADRIPLEGIC (SPINAL CORD-INJURED) SUBJECTS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A SIX-MONTH EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A THREE-CHANNEL COMPUTER PROTOBOARD SYSTEM FOR HAND-CONTROL IN QUADRIPLEGIC (SPINAL CORD-INJURED) SUBJECTS. THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL RESULT IN FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION PROTOTYPES. THE LITERATURE IS REVIEWED WITH RESPECT TO RECENT ADVANCES IN CLOSED-LOOP FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION AND MOVEMENT OF PARALYZED MUSCLES. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TOWARDS HAND CONTROL. THE RUDIMENTARY HAND CONTROL DEVELOPED AT WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY INDICATES THE FEASIBIL-ITY OF THE APPROACH. COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITIES ARE IDENTIFIED. THE RELATIONSHIP OF PHASE I PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT TO AN EXPANDED PHASE II STUDY IS OUTLINED. THE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN INVOLVES ACCEPTED, STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CONSISTS OF SHOULDER-MYOELECTRIC CONTROL, SURFACE MUSCLE SENSING AND STIMULATION, MODERN ELECTRODE TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, AND "VISUAL" CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL. THE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL IS PROPOSED TO SATISFY THE SPECIFIC AIMS AND INCLUDES: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FIRST GENERATION HAND-CONTROL SYSTEM, FUNCTIONAL TESTING ON TWO NORMAL SUBJECTS, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SECOND GENERATION SYSTEM, FUNCTIONAL TESTING ON NORMAL AND QUADRIPLEGIC PATIENTS, DEVELOPMENT OF THE HAND-CONTROL SOFTWARE, AND DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING OF RESULTS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED AS A TYPE ZERO SERVOMECHANISM AND BREADBOARDED ON AN AT&T COMPUTER BOARD (IN FORTH LANGUAGE). SUBJECT TESTING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED (ONLY AS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP THE PROTOTYPE).

Principal Investigator:

Steven h petrofsky
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Therapeutic Technologies Inc
2070 Us Route 35 Po Box 219 Alpha, OH 45301

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