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AIR-MODULATED MATTRESS FOR THE PREVENTION OF DECUBITI

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14081
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14081
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AIR-MODULATED MATTRESS FOR THE PREVENTION OF DECUBITI
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $215,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A UNIQUE AIR-MATTRESS SYSTEM FOR THE PREVENTIONOF DECUBITIAND THE ENHANCEMENT OF CIRCULATION. THIS ACTIVE,MUTABLE MATTRESS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED OF SMALL AIR CELLS, EACH OF WHICH WILL BE MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED AND PROGRAMMABLE BY THE END USER (THE CARETAKER OR PATIENT) TO CONTAIN THE DESIRED AMOUNT OF AIR. THE INFLATION LEVEL OF THE MATTRESS CAN VARY FROM SECTION TO SECTION ON DEMAND OR OVER TIME, ALLOWING THE USER TO ADJUST THE MATTRESS FOR IMMEDIATE COMFORT OR TO PRESET IT TO AUTOMATICALLY ALTER PERIODICALLY. THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AMOUNT OF PRESSURE TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BODY WILL PREVENT THE CONSTANT PRESSURE AGAINST TISSUE THAT CAUSES BED SORES AND IMPEDES CIRCULATION IN LONG-TERM, BEDRIDDEN PATIENTS.

Principal Investigator:

J L Duncan
9197818148

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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