SBIR Phase I: Dynamic Torsional Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (DTKAFO) for Lower Extremity Deformities

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$89,440.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0418277
Agency Tracking Number:
0418277
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AtlanticProCare
1274 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John-Paul Donovan
PI
(207) 774-1002
csb@atlanticprocare.com
Business Contact:
Chad Braley
(207) 774-1002
csb@atlanticprocare.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will develop a Dynamic Torsional Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (DTKAFO) for the treatment of Metatarsus Adductus/Varus (MTA), Internal Tibial Torsion (ITT) and Talipes Equinovarus (TEV). The DTKAFO offers an easy-to-use brace that combines the manipulation aspects of physical therapy, the positioning of serial casting and the compliance benefits of thermoplastic bracing. The design of the DTKAFO will be finalized via prototype development and with close input from orthopedic surgeons. The commercial application of this project will be in the area of orthopedics for treatment of congenital foot deformities in children.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government