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SPINAL/PELVIC ALIGNMENT MONITORING OF WHEELCHAIR USERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
39588
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
39588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARTSCO, INC.
375 WILLIAM PITT WAY Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: SPINAL/PELVIC ALIGNMENT MONITORING OF WHEELCHAIR USERS
Agency: HHS
Contract: HD34669-01A1
Award Amount: $99,157.00
 

Abstract:

Spinal deformity can lead to loss of stability and upper body function, including a decrease in respiratory capacity. Effective non-invasive procedures for measuring and recording spinal/pelvic alignment of a seated person are unavailable. The focus of this proposal is to describe a new method of measuring spinal/pelvic alignment using a radio frequency carrier phase measurement technique. To utilize this method a person remains seated in his or her own personal wheeled mobility device. Small, flexible transmitting antennas are taped to prominent landmarks on the spine. Receiving antennas are strategically placed behind the person's wheelchair. Once processed, the received signal provides data to allow accurate three dimensional measurement of a person's spinal/pelvic alignment.

Principal Investigator:

Malagodi, mark s
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Business Contact:


4128263086
Small Business Information at Submission:

Artsco, Inc.
375 WILLIAM PITT WAY Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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