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Advanced Military Footwear System with Composite Orthotic

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-109-0361
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-109
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
DIAPEDIA, LLC
270 WALKER DR., STE 207E STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Military Footwear System with Composite Orthotic
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0041
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Although footwear science has made considerable progress in the last decade, a performance gap continues to exist between standard issue military footwear and expedition footwear available on the commercial market. While the provision of in-shoe foot orthoses (ISFOs) is commonplace in commercial athletic and outdoor footwear, the provision of similar devices that can be accommodated in an army boot has not received significant attention. The high rates of lower extremity injuries in the military point to the urgent need to close the footwear performance gap by providing military personnel with footwear and in-boot orthoses that incorporate up-to-date biomechanical knowledge and state-of-the-art materials. In this proposal, DIApedia, LLC, a Pennsylvania small business with a track record of innovation and commercialization in the therapeutic footwear domain and experience with military contracts, will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts in composite materials, footwear biomechanics, military medicine, and manufacture of military footwear in the design of an advanced modular ISFO and a new high-performance boot container.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Hurley
President
(814) 234-0700
thurley@diapedia.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Hurley
President
(814) 234-0700
thurley@diapedia.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIApedia, LLC
270 Walker Drive Suite 207E State College, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 251858279
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No