Powered Mounting and Positioning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S060096
Agency Tracking Number: H133S050122
Amount: $499,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: 84.133S-2
Small Business Information
Blue Sky Designs, Inc.
2637 27th Avenue South, Suite 209, Minneapolis, MN, 55406
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dianne Goodwin
 (888) 724-7002
 diane@blueskydesigns.us
Business Contact
 Dianne Goodwin
Phone: (888) 724-7002
Email: diane@blueskydesigns.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase II, a powered mounting and positioning system is developed and provides independent access to communication devices, work surfaces, books, cell phones, PDAs, food, drinks, and more for individuals with significant limitations. Device positioning is controlled through switches, voice, or joystick control. Programming is accomplished with a single switch. A person may move the mount to one of four custom set positions and make independent adjustments to each joint, the tilt, and the height. This technology can be applied outside the rehabilitation field. The commercial potential exends to other areas, such as manufacturing and assembly settings, doctors, dentists, surgeons, hospital beds, photography and lighting applications, ergonomic workstations, nursing homes, schools, laboratories, and home entertainment systems.

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