Treatment of mTBI Balance Dysfuntion via Multimodal Biofeedback.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,609.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0184
Award Id:
96891
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H22-3156
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H22
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
312 Acadia Lane, Celebration, FL, 34747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
961679979
Principal Investigator:
KarenAtkins
Physical Therapist
(407) 625-9680
celebfl@aol.com
Business Contact:
KarenAtkins
CEO
(407) 625-9680
celebfl@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Rehabilitation intervention by the proposal PI successfully used a vibrotactile/visual force platform device to improve balance test scores, facilitate sit-to-stand, and reduce falls. The study found beneficial effects from dual modal testing and training in her physical therapy practice. The aim of this proposal is to refine the existing device, and to determine the feasibility of multi modal force platform device including vibrotactile, visual, and auditory biofeedback in a mTBI population, and other populations with sensory/neural deficits who complain of dizziness and imbalance. Device design and clinical application will be pursued concurrently. This proposal outlines device development and clinical trial study design. Team members have extensive knowledge of postural control, previous research and rehabilitation solutions for dysequilibrium, and successful to market records. The physical therapist and physician has access to potential study candidates: an active IRB is in place. The desire of this team is to bring to fruition a clinical and a smaller, home multi modal biofeedback device containing quantifiable objective testing and best practice protocols for the rehabilitation of patients with complaints of dizziness and imbalance.

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