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MECHANICALLY ASSISTED UPPER LIMB MOVEMENT FOR ASSESSMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55796
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44HD037301-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED RESOURCES CORPORATION
1275 BLOOMFIELD AVE FAIRFIELD, NJ 07004
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: MECHANICALLY ASSISTED UPPER LIMB MOVEMENT FOR ASSESSMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $296,322.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): The Phase II effort is the continuation of the development of a robotic bi-manual therapy machine for use in stroke rehabilitation. The robotic therapy device proposed here, called ARCHIME for the purposes of this proposal, has the potential to improve rehabilitation outcomes significantly for individuals who have upper limb impairments due to stroke. Demographic trends indicate a significant increase in the already large population of individuals who have experienced a stroke. The resulting loss of upper limb motor function is often resistant to therapeutic efforts. With the dramatic reduction of inpatient rehabilitation length of stay following. stroke, it is now critical to develop efficient, scientifically-validated interventions. The combination of demographic trends and healthcare cost containment pressures, and limitations in current clinical practice provide convincing evidence to support the potential for ARCMIME to become a commercially successful product. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The commercial applications of this project are the manufacture and distribution of a robotic therapy machine providing clinical rehabilitation of a stroke impairment, which is enchanced by computerized assessment and automated routines for remote or networked therapy. This methodology would lead to a more cost effective therapy that could be developed for other forms of rehabilitation therapy.

Principal Investigator:

Richard M. Mahoney

Business Contact:


2015750650
MATTSR@APPLIEDRESOURCE.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED RESOURCES CORPORATION
1275 BLOOMFIELD AVE FAIRFIELD, NJ 07004

EIN/Tax ID: 221971769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No