HAND OPERATION RETROFIT FOR CHILDREN'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19175
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
830 South 48th Street, Grand Forks, ND, 58201
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James E Steinke
 (701) 772-5185
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PRODUCT: THE PRODUCT IS A HAND-OPERATION RETROFIT FOR THE CHILDREN'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE, SUPER BIGFOOT MARKETED BY BIGFOOT 4X4, INC. OF FORT WAYNE, INDIANA. THE PRODUCT EQUALIZES THE CAPABILITIES OF HANDICAPPED AND NON-HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN THE OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE. HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND REHAB PROFESSIONAL HAVE GIVEN VERY POSITIVE EVALUATIONS TO THE SIX PROTOTYPES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. NO COMPARABLE VEHICLES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR HADNICAPPED CHILDREN. PHASE I OBJECTIVES: OPTIMIZE THE DESIGN FOR SAFETY AND FOR APPLICABILITY TO A WIDE RANGE OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. (1) DEVELOP RAMP-UP SPEED CONTROLLER; (2) CONFIRM PRODUCT SAFETY WITH THOROUGH TESTING ACCORDING TO U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCTS SAFETY COMMISSION REGULATIONS AND (3) VALUATE TWELVE PROTOTYPES WITH A RANGE OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN THROUGH FOUR MONTHS.

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