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Next-Generation Aeromedical Spinal Stabilization System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H13
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Next-Generation Aeromedical Spinal Stabilization System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0193
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to redefine the immobilization and evacuation of SCI and TBI patients by developing a new patient stabilization system for aeromedical transport. This revolutionary system will be capable of properly immobilizing patients in a multitude of transport configurations while reducing the dynamic effects from flight. CRG's design will improve the patient's quality of care and decrease the co-morbidity associated with SCI and TBI injuries that stems from improper immobilization during transport. CRG's concept is comprised of a three-layer platform that includes a rigid laminate substructure, formable immobilization support, and an interface pressure-reduction mattress system capable of addressing both patient stabilization and pressure ulcerations. By addressing the two main system challenges of the patient restraint system, including cervical spinal immobilization and flight load damping, CRG can improve the quality of care for the solider and efficiency of the caregivers. CRG's design approach will capture the best features of current medical patient immobilization equipment and will merge this technology into an adaptable flight load stabilization system. CRG's concept combines multiple, off-the-shelf immobilization design features coupled with the use of lightweight, inexpensive, advanced composite and polymer material systems.

Principal Investigator:

Kristin Cable
Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Stephen D. Vining
VP Government Programs
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No