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Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
97998
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S100082
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Criterion Health, Inc.
6321 Tanglewood Road. Terre Haute, IN 47802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs
Agency: ED
Contract: H1335100082
Award Amount: $499,019.00
 

Abstract:

This project designs, constructs, and evaluates a concept model based on current mid wheel designs. The concept model uses a variable position drive wheel system that can move forward or backward from the mid-wheel position using a simple mechanical system to change the position of the drive wheels. A series of five structured tests for maneuverability and/or stability are used to compare performance as a function of placement of the drive wheels. The feasibility of this concept model is based on demonstrating that a variable position drive wheel system optimizes performance under a greater variety of terrain and environmental conditions compared to a single position drive wheel system.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Levy
bobl@criterionhealth.net

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Criterion Health
6321 Tanglewood Road Terre Haute, IN 47802

EIN/Tax ID: 911937209
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No