EXTENDABLE STAIR RAIL SYSTEM FOR MAXIMIZING THE MOBILITY OF OLDER PEOPLE IN THE HOME

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7832
Amount: $99,450.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Berner Associates
2525 Nevada Avenue, Suite 302, Golden Valley, MN, 55427
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John M Berner
 (612) 542-3118
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF A REASONABLY PRICED, EXTENDABLE STAIR RAIL TO FACILITATE MOVEMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE AROUND THE HOME, PROVIDE SECURE STABLE SUPPORT FOR MOVEMENT ON STAIRS, AND MINIMIZE FALLS DOWN STAIRWAYS AND THE POSSIBLE DAMAGE WHEN FALLS DO OCCUR PHASE I WILL INCLUDE PRELIMINARY MARKET RESEARCH. THE SEVERITY OF THE PROBLEM WILL BE IDENTIFIED THROUGH STATISTICS, VARIOUS AUTHORITIES, AND INTERVIEWS OF ACCIDENT VICTIMS. PROMISING PROTOTYPES WILL BE FABRICATED, AND A PRELIMINARY BUSINESS PLAN TO MARKET, AND MANUFACTURE THE SYSTEM WILL BE ESTABLISHED. IN PHASE II, IT IS INTENDED TO PROCEED WITH COMPLETION OF THE DESIGN AND CONCURRENTLY ORGANIZE A MARKET RESEARCH PROGRAM.

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