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Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93265
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S090061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S090061
Award Amount: $74,713.00
 

Abstract:

Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities.  The need for such an assistive technology is significant among this group in the United States, having the potential to impact more than one million individuals.  A variety of person cooling products are commercially available.  They, however, offer only limited assistance and other R&D efforts do not show promise of a complete and viable solution in the near future. Under a Phase I R&D effort, the applicant plans to explore the feasibility and technical achievability of producing an acceptable, effective person cooling product to be worn by individuals with heat sensitive disabilities that offers a convenient, long-lasting and easily-controlled unit.  Successful development of this mobile technology potentially could: ¦Support access, promote integration and facilitate the independence of individuals with disabilities in the workplace and educational settings, and during recreational activities. ¦Provide increased freedom and independence not only to individuals with Multiple Sclerosis but also to other disability populations. ¦Have further applicability for workers wearing protective equipment and/or in warm work environments, including workers in commercial and industrial settings, first respondent mission arenas, law enforcement, and the military.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Casey
SCASEY@ASPENSYSTEMS.COM

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Systems Inc
184 Cedar Hill St Marlborough, MA 17520

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