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LIFT-SUPPORT/FALLS-INTERVENTION SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13597
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13597
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Triangle Research and Development Corporation
PO Box 12696 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0269
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LIFT-SUPPORT/FALLS-INTERVENTION SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,894.00
 

Abstract:

THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITYAND NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS TO DEVELOP A CEILING-MOUNTED, BATTERY-POWERED, MOBILE PATIENT LIFE-SUPPORT AND FALLS-INTERVENTION SYSTEM. THIS ACTIVE SYSTEM WILL PRESERVETHE INHERENT SAFETY FEATURES OF THE PASSIVE FALL-SAFE FALLS-INTERVENTION SYSTEM ALREADY BEING DEVELOPED. ALTHOUGHDIRECTED TOWARD ELDERLY POPULATIONS, THIS NEW SYSTEM WOULD ALSO HAVE SIGNIFICANT APPLICATIONS TO REHABILITATION POPULATIONS. THE PASSIVE FALL-SAFE SYSTEM HAS THE CAPABILITY FOR REDUCINGTHE ENERGY FOR IMPACT AND POTENTIAL INJURY DURING ACCIDENTALFALLS BY MORE THAN 95 PERCENT. THIS NEW PHASE I EFFORT WOULD BE A NATURAL EXTENSION OF THE EARLIER PROGRAM. A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND TESTED TO DETERMINE ITS PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS ACTIVE, MOBILE FALL-SAFE DEVICE WILL UTILIZE THE SAME OVERHEAD TRACK AND SUPPORT GARMENTS AND WILL PRESERVE THE INHERENT FAIL-SAFE FEATURES THAT WERE DEVELOPED EARLIER FOR THE PASSIVE DEVICE. IF SUCCESSFUL, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ACTIVE SYSTEM WOULD EXTEND THE APPLICATION OF THE FALL-SAFE SYSTEM TO ELDERLY PATIENTS' ROOMS AND DAILY CARE OF REHABILITATION POPULATIONS, PROVIDE FOR SAFER PATIENT LIFTING AND CARE, ANDREDUCE NURSING ATTENDANT INJURY.

Principal Investigator:

David P Colvin
9197818148

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Triangle Research & Developmnt
Po Box 12696 Res Triangle Pk, NC 27709

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