SoundFit Ultrasonic Performance Diagnostic for Lower-Body Prostheses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 90BI0033
Agency Tracking Number: BISB17000043
Amount: $574,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: n/a
Solicitation Number: HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-BISA-0194
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
85 North Whitney #107, Amherst, MA, 01002-1881
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael White
 (303) 313-6566
 mike@ftllabscorp.com
Business Contact
 Michael White
Phone: (303) 317-6566
Email: mike@ftllabscorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops an ultrasonic fitment tool to improve prosthetics performance for persons with lower-extremity amputations. The goal of this project is to develop a new clinical instrument used in the socket fitting process to optimize the performance of a lower-body prosthetic system and thereby improve mobility, activity, exercise, and quality of life for over 2 million American amputees. The ultrasonic device, called “SoundFit” uses low-cost, line-of-sight ultrasound transducers and a novel signal reconstruction and visualization system to elucidate the residual degrees-of-freedom of the bone inside a patient’s residual limb as socket fit modifications are made. This data represents a critical knowledge gap, and current practices are non-quantitative, difficult to train and reproduce, and vary widely between prosthetist shops. The specific objectives of the Phase II program are: (1) research and refine the electronics hardware and software system demonstrated in Phase I; (2) create novel wavelet signal processing algorithms to improve performance in challenging residual limb tissue; (3) perform clinical efficacy testing demonstrating the value of the technology; and (4) develop all testing and documentation necessary for FDA 510(k) submission.

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