IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO RELIABLY AND ACCURATELY MEASURE, CONTINUOUSLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY, BODY MOVEMENT AND PHYSICAL COST (PC), EMOTIONAL COST (EC), AND FUNCTIONAL PAIN (FP), BY A NEW PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS, IN PEOPLE PERFORMING USUAL TASKS IN THEIR NORMAL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,626.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3357
Agency Tracking Number:
3357
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
30330 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48018
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LEONARD A. COHEN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(313) 963-5516
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO RELIABLY AND ACCURATELY MEASURE, CONTINUOUSLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY, BODY MOVEMENT AND PHYSICAL COST (PC), EMOTIONAL COST (EC), AND FUNCTIONAL PAIN (FP), BY A NEW PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS, IN PEOPLE PERFORMING USUAL TASKS IN THEIR NORMAL ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT ANY DISTORTION BEING IMPOSED BY THE MEASURING SYSTEM. THIS HYPOTHESIS IS TESTED IN A SMALL GROUP OF HUMAN SUBJECTS PERFORMING SELECTED ACTIVITIES CONTAINING OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PAIN LEVELS, AND DETERMINING IF THE OBTAINED PC, FC, FP VALUES ARE SENSITIVE TO DIFFERENCES IN THESE LEVELS AND VARY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. A. SUBJECTS ARE AMATEUR HOCKEY PLAYERS AND ARE PHYSIOLOGICALLY RECORDED DURING GAMES, WITH SIMULTANEOUS T.V. TAPING, TO CORRELATE THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RECORDINGS WITH THE SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST: PLAY AND REST CYCLES, HANDLING PUCK OR NOT, DEFENDING, FIGHTS. B. SUBJECTS WITH ELECTRICAL STIMULATION MILD PAIN, RANDOMLY ADMINISTERED, ARE TESTED TO DETERMINE IF PAIN ADMINISTERED DURING REST AND DURING VARIOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ALWAYS PRODUCES AN INCREASE IN THE FP VALUE.

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