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FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENT WITH HALL EFFECT SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16346
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16346
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENT WITH HALL EFFECT SENSORS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,209.00
 

Abstract:

WE WILL DEVELOP AN INSTRUMENT BASED UPON HALL EFFECT SENSORS FOR MEASURING THREE DIMENSIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRESSURE AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN TWO SURFACES. THE PRIMARY GOAL IS TO MEASURE THE PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION OF FEET WHEN IN CONTACT WITH A SURFACE. WHILE MANY RESEARCHERS IN BIOMECHANICS ARE INTERESTED IN THIS MEASUREMENT, DIABETICS IN PARTICULAR COULD BENEFIT BY IDENTIFICATION OF THE AREAS OF HIGH PRESSURE FOR PROSTHETIC TREATMENT. UNLIKE MOST TECHNIQUES, WHICH ONLY GIVE THE PRESSURE IN ONE DIRECTION, THIS WILL MORE ACCURATELY MEASURE THE PRESSURE IN THREE DIMENSIONS WITH LOW CROSS-TALK. THE TECHNOLOGY IT IS BASED ON IS ALSO INEXPENSIVE THUS GIVING THE POTENTIAL FOR A LOW COST INSTRUMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Carignan, Forest J
Principal Investigator
6179642042

Business Contact:

1 r43 ar40796-01
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Mechanical Technology
151 California Street Newton, MA 02158

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