THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS, BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL OF A READILY USABLE MOBILE PRONE BOARD THATCAN BE SELF-PROPELLED BY DISABLED CHILDREN.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4839
Amount: $37,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Davis Positioning Systems Inc
1367 Merle Street, Burton, MI, 48509
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MR ROBERT F SNYDER
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (313) 742-0581
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS, BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL OF A READILY USABLE MOBILE PRONE BOARD THATCAN BE SELF-PROPELLED BY DISABLED CHILDREN. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF PHASE I ARE TO ASSESS THE NEUROMUSCULAR AND MUSCU- LOSKELETAL BENEFITS OF USING THE MOBILE PRONE BOARD WITH DISABLED CHILDREN AND TO REFINE THE PROTOTYPE DESIGN BASED ON THE FUNCTIONAL NEEDS OF THE DISABLED CHILDREN. IN PHASE I, CLINICAL TESTING OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY WILL ASSESS CHANGES IN POSTURE, RANGE OF MOTION OF JOINTS GROSS MOTOR SKILLS, ABILITY TO PROPEL THE DEVICE, AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES BEFORE AND AFTER USING THE DEVICE. EASE OF ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY OF THE DEVICE WILL BE MEASURED. ENGINEERS WILL ADMINISTER A THOROUGH STRESS ANALYSIS OF THE DEVICE TO ENSURE SAFETY PRIOR TO THE START OF CLINICAL TRIALS. FINDINGS FROM THIS PHASE I WORK WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF PURSUING FURTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT(PHASE II) AND WILL PROVIDE DATA TO GUIDE FURTHER STUDY WITHOTHER DIAGNOSES OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTS.

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