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DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAMEWHEELS TRAINING & EXERCISE SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60722
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD042944
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
THREE RIVERS HOLDINGS, LLC
1826 W BROADWAY RD, STE 43 MESA, AZ 85202-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAMEWHEELS TRAINING & EXERCISE SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD042944-01
Award Amount: $99,419.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiovascular disease has become an important health risk for wheelchair users. Because exercise is the most effective tool to combat this risk, environments in which wheelchairs users are able and motivated to exercise are needed. Insufficient training in mobility skills is another factor that places wheelchair users at risk. The skills of the wheelchair user and their interaction with the environment contribute to the incidence of accidents and secondary injuries. The GAMEWheels System (GWS) addresses both these needs by providing an environment that is conducive to exercise and mobility skills training. The GWS allows wheelchair users to propel their wheelchair on a stationary ergometer that is interfaced to the game port of a personal computer for game-play. The game-playing environment of the GWS creates positive experiences in mobility skills training and in exercise that promote intrinsic motivation in both these areas. The purpose of this SBIR is to create a new prototype of the GWS with a constellation of characteristics that will make it a practical, compact, safe, and reliable exercise device for the home-user, while still meeting the needs of institutions and new wheelchair users interested in mobility skills training. In Phase I, we will construct the new GWS prototype, and we will conduct bench-top testing, set-up trials, and structured interviews to verify that the GWS meets specified design criteria. Clinical testing of the GWS will be reserved for Phase II of this research.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Willems
4804432787
THREERIVERS@3RIVERS.COM

Business Contact:

Boninger Ronald
4804432787
THREERIVERS@3RIVERS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

THREE RIVERS HOLDINGS, LLC
THREE RIVERS HOLDINGS, LLC 7418 E HELM DR SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260

EIN/Tax ID: 860959597
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No