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FEASIBILITY IS EXAMINED FOR A HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE THRUST FORCE AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3277
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3277
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Activator Methods, Inc.
310 S. First St., Box 1158 Willmar, MN 56201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: FEASIBILITY IS EXAMINED FOR A HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE THRUST FORCE AND JOINT MOTION DURING SPINAL MANIPULATION AND REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROMUSCULAR APPLICATION TO THE HEALTH FIELD: PROVIDE NONINVASIVE MONITORING AND CONTROL OF FORCES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,435.00
 

Abstract:

FEASIBILITY IS EXAMINED FOR A HAND-HELD INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE THRUST FORCE AND JOINT MOTION DURING SPINAL MANIPULATION AND REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS WITH NEUROMUSCULAR APPLICATION TO THE HEALTH FIELD: PROVIDE NONINVASIVE MONITORING AND CONTROL OF FORCES APPLIED DURING PHYSICAL REHABILITATION PROCEDURES FOR THE BACK. THIS INSTRUMENTATION IS EXPECTED TO PROMOTE PATIENT SAFETY, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT RISK FOR STROKE. IT OFFERS A TOOL FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH INTO EFFICACIES OF SPINAL REHABILITATION AND FUNDAMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INTO BACK PAIN MECHANISMS. SPECIFIC AIMS AND METHODS FOR PHASE I ARE TO: 1. EVALUATE WITH OSCILLOSCOPE AND SELECT APPROPRIATE FORCE AND ACCELERATION TRANSDUCERS; 2. CHARACTERIZE ACCELEROMETER OUTPUT FROM THRUSTING INSTRUMENT, BODY SURFACE, AND VERTEBRAL BONE OF ANIMAL MODEL (DOG);3. CONSTRUCT AND CALIBRATE PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT FOR DOCTOR'S OFFICE; 4. CALCULATE DISPLACEMENT FROM ACCELERATIONS; DETERMINE FORCE-DISPLACEMENT CURVES FOR SELECTED VERTEBRAE. PHASE II WOULD FURTHER CHARACTERIZE MOTION BEHAVIOR OF THE ENTIRE SPINE, ESTABLISH SAFE THRUST LIMITS, AND RELATE MOBILIZATION TO CLINICAL IMPROVEMENT. PHASE II WOULD ALSO INVOLVE INSTRUMENT PACKAGE MINIATURIZATION AND AUTOMATION FOR COMMERCIALIZATION. THERE IS STRONG COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL BECAUSE FEW OBJECTIVE MEASURES ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS FIELD, AND THE MARKET INCLUDES CHIROPRACTIC, PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND PHYSICAL MEDICINE.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis b. smith
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
8187672714

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Activator Methods, Inc.
310 S. First St., Box 1158 Willmar, MN 56201

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