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Treatment of mTBI Balance Dysfuntion via Multimodal Biofeedback.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Health Program
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1122
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H22
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
BalanceSense LLC
312 Acadia Lane Celebration, FL 34747-5001
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Treatment of mTBI Balance Dysfuntion via Multimodal Biofeedback.
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0184
Award Amount: $749,636.00
 

Abstract:

Multimodal Sensory Enrichment Device (SEMD) is a medical device system for the testing and training of static and dynamic postural control of sway in patients with dizziness, balance deficit, and/or movement disorders. SEMD provides vibrotactile, visual, and audio cueing referenced to center of pressure for postural control of small and large movement tasks, limited locomotion, dual tasking, and spatial orientation within a hierarchy of skill set protocols. Successful Phase I outcomes provide the basis for SEMD Phase II parallel military and clinical population clinical trials. Results from the clinical trials will: 1) standardize postural sway assessment tests, 2) develop multimodal treatment protocols, 3) establish SEMD efficacy in both military mTBI populations, and civilian populations that fall. Clinical trial results will 1) help refine the in-clinical device model software, 2) determine design specifications for the in-home exercise model, 3) establish regulatory pathways, 4) deliver manufacturing specifications, and 5) will guide the devices into Phase III commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Karen L. Atkins
Research Scientist
(407) 625-9680
atkins.balancesense@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Karen L. Atkins
Pres/CEO
(407) 625-9680
atkins.balancesense@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BalanceSense LLC
312 Acadia Lane Celebration, FL 34747-5001

EIN/Tax ID: 208845503
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No