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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0418277
Agency Tracking Number: 0418277
Amount: $89,440.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1274 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04102
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John-Paul Donovan
 (207) 774-1002
Business Contact
 Chad Braley
Phone: (207) 774-1002
Research Institution
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.

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