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PROSTHETIC CONTACT PRESSURE INSTRUMENTATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11108
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11108
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANCO ENGINEERS, INC.
1965 A 33rd Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: PROSTHETIC CONTACT PRESSURE INSTRUMENTATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,240.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENTLY, PROSTHETIC FITTING IS VERY SUBJECTIVE. LITTLE EXISTS IN THE WAY OF TRANSDUCERS TO AID THE PROSTHETIST. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A TRANSDUCER, MADE OF A THIN PIEZOELECTRIC FILM, THAT COULD MEASURE LOADS AT THE STUMP/PROSTHETIC INTERFACE. THIS FILM HAS THE PROPERTIES OF FLEXIBILITY, DYNAMIC RANGE, AND SMALL SIZE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THESE MEASUREMENTS. THE USE OF THIS TRANSDUCER WOULD GREATLY INCREASE THE SPEED OF FITTING AN AMPUTEE AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE FIT. WITH AN ESTIMATE OF 200,000 POORLY FITTED PROSTHESES IN THE UNITED STATES, THIS DEVICE WOULD GO FAR IN REDUCING THE SUFFERING, FRUSTRATION, AND CONSEQUENT DEJECTION OF THE LARGE POPULATION OF AMPUTEES.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anco Engineers Inc
9937 Jefferson Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

EIN/Tax ID: 952701810
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No