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PORTABLE IMPACT TESTER FOR PLAYGROUND SURFACES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19466
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19466
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: 1992
Title: PORTABLE IMPACT TESTER FOR PLAYGROUND SURFACES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,840.00
 

Abstract:

THE IMPACT ATTENUATION PROPERTIES OF PLAYGROUND SURFACES AFFECT THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAD INJURIES DUE TO FALLS. LABORATORY TESTING EVALUATES THE IMPACT PROPERTIES OF PLAYGROUND SURFACES, BUT NO FIELD TEST INSTRUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE. EASE-OF-USE, DURABILITY, AND COST ALL AFFECT THE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS OF A SURFACE-TESTER. A DEVICE WHICH USES NOVEL LOW COST SENSORS TO CREATE A RELIABLE SENSOR WHICH PRODUCES LABOARTORY COMPARABLE RESULTS INDEPENDENT OF DROP HEIGHT, WILL BE DVEELOPED. THE DEVICE WITHSTANDS REPEATED DROPS ONTO HARD SURFACES, AND CAN BE USED BY UNSKILLED OPERATORS. A FOUR-STEP PROGRAM LEADS TO FIELD TESTS OF A PROTOTYPE DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Forest J Carignan
6179642042

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Mechanical
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