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Wireless Non-Invasive Advanced Control of Microprocessor Prostheses and Orthoses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH18C0111
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0309
Amount: $486,576.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP17A-005
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-23
Small Business Information
325 Hopping Brook Road Suite A
Holliston, MA 01746
United States
DUNS: 050467997
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Todd Farrell
 Director of Research
 (774) 233-0873
Business Contact
 Todd Farrell
Phone: (508) 893-6363
Research Institution
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Todd Farrell Todd Farrell
100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

 (774) 233-0873
 Nonprofit College or University

There are several current and imminent orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) fitting scenarios that would greatly benefit from the ability to wirelessly collect and transmit physiological information from the user. Both upper- and lower- limb O&P fittings that: 1) use osseointegration, 2) have cable management issues, and 3) could benefit from physiological information from locations proximal to the prosthetic socket/orthosis, would all be strong candidates to utilize wireless physiological sensors. Therefore, Liberating Technologies Inc. (LTI), along with its partners at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, aim to create the Asterisk system: a wireless toolkit to allow the interface of current and future physiological sensors with orthotic and prosthetic systems. In Phase 2 we will implement technical advancements to our Phase 1 design, develop a mobile application to allow for system configuration, perform laboratory and take-home testing with human subjects to verify the system's ability to improve functional performance and identify areas for future improvement.

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