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Exercise Load Measurement Insole (ELMI)

Award Information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Exercise Load Measurement Insole (ELMI)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD95P
Award Amount: $124,931.00


The Exercise Load Measurement Insole (ELMI) is a system that is designed to measure normal and shear foot forces during exercise. The ELMI system is lightweight, portable, unobtrusive, and its versatility allows it to be used for many purposes outside of exercise load measurement and study. At the heart of ELMI is an innovative sensor design that when configured in an array can measure full foot normal and shear loads simultaneously. The sensor design allows for normal forces to be measured in compression, while both lateral and longitudinal forces can be measured in shear. The normal and shear sensitivity can be customized for different specifications, and even stacked for graded sensitivity, if desired. The result can be placed in an array and integrated into a shoe without affecting user operation.

Principal Investigator:

Yogesh Mehrotra
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Yogesh Mehrotra
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Technologies Corporation
57 Maryanne Drive Monroe, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061200419
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No