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STABILITY FORCE PLATFORM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13576
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13576
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: STABILITY FORCE PLATFORM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $203,421.00
 

Abstract:

MEASUREMENT OF POSTURAL SWAY IS NOW BEING USED TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS, TOXINS, AND AGING ON THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM OF HUMANS AND TO DEVISE STRATEGIES TO HELP ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS REDUCE THE RISK OF FALLING. ONE POPULAR METHOD OF MEASURING SWAY IS WITH A FORCE PLATFORM; HOWEVER, CURRENT FORCE PLATFORMS ARE DESIGNED FOR MORE DEMANDING APPLICATIONS THAN MONITORING HUMAN SWAY. IT IS PLANNED TO DESIGN A LOW-COST FORCE PLATFORM SPECIFICALLY FOR SWAY MEASUREMENT AND TO FABRICATE A PROTOTYPE UNIT. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF POTENTIAL USERS BY DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT IS HALF THE COST OF CURRENT SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Forest J Carignan
6179642042

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Mechanical Technology
151 California St Newton, MA 02158

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