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Multisegmental Sensor Integration for Balance Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number: H122-008-0065
Amount: $149,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-008
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-12-20
Small Business Information
406 Live Oaks Blvd
Casselberry, FL -
United States
DUNS: 556465946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Mortimer
 Director of Research and Developmen
 (407) 645-5444
Business Contact
 Gary Zets
Title: President
Phone: (407) 645-5444
Research Institution

Fall-related events are the leading cause for injury deaths among people 65 years and older. Blast related balance dysfunction is a significant problem the military. Recent advances in Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have made accessible a variety of extremely small, rugged, reliable, low power consumption, and inexpensive sensors of acceleration and pressure. A collection of these devices should be capable of providing similar proprioceptive information that the distributed biological sensors of the human body provide the brain to carry out complex mobility tasks. This project aims to determine the minimal number, location and type of sensors required to provide real-time balance information for a wearable dynamic balance measurement system. We will develop new wearable sensors for determining key biomechanical parameters including; multiple segment, networked inertial sensors, shear sensors and environmental classification sensors.

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