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Automatic Accident Prevention System for Independent Wheelchair Users.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110034
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Minnesota HealthSolutions
976 Summit Ave. SAINT PAUL, MN 55105-3031
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Automatic Accident Prevention System for Independent Wheelchair Users.
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S110034
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project develops and evaluates an accident prevention system for manual wheelchairs. A stability control system, similar to technology available for passenger cars is developed and evaluated to establish its feasibility and utility to independent wheelchair users. There were more than 80,000 emergency room visits in 2008 due to wheelchair falls. Falls cause significant physical and potentially emotional damage to wheelchair users and often lead to the user adopting a more restricted lifestyle.

Principal Investigator:

Sara Seifert
(612) 803-6998
sara.seifert@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Minnesota HealthSolutions
976 Summit Avenue.  Saint Paul, MN 55105-

EIN/Tax ID: 204428357
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No