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Resonating Arm Exerciser: Affordable Active Assistance for Arm Rehabilitation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S120032
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
Flint Rehabilitation Devices, LLC
7606 PALO VERDE ROAD IRVINE, CA 92617-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Resonating Arm Exerciser: Affordable Active Assistance for Arm Rehabilitation
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S120032
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project establishes the feasibility and potential for commercialization of an arm rehabilitation device, Resonating Arm Exerciser (RAE), appropriate for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, which is safe to use, and provides a therapeutic benefit without the supervision of a rehabilitation therapist while remaining affordable. The RAE device temporarily converts a wheelchair into a rocking chair allowing the user to exercise the arm by pushing on a spring lever attached to the push rim of the wheelchair. Project objectives include: (1) developing a prototype of RAE that incorporates an intuitive, simple mechanical interface making exercise readily accessible, at a low cost, and suitable for at-home rehabilitation; (2) performing a usability study of the RAE prototype and refining the design based on user feedback; and (3) conducting a pilot study of at-home use of the device, comparing its performance to conventional at-home self-supervised therapy.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Zondervan
(562) 716-7277
dkzondervan@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Flint Rehabilitation Devices, LLC
7606 PALO VERDE ROAD IRVINE, CA 92617-

EIN/Tax ID: 453756413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No