ATTENDANT CONTROLLED PATIENT TRANSFER DEVICE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19181
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
Invotek Inc
700 West 20th Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Jakobs
 (501) 575-7659
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
INVOTEK WILL DEVELOP A ROBOTIC ARM FOR TRANSFERRING HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME PATIENTS. THIS DEVICE WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS EVERY LIFTING SITUATION. INSTEAD, INVOTEK WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE MOST COMMON LIFTING SITUATIONS FOR THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS. THIS FOCUS WILL ALLOW INVOTEK TO DESIGN A DEVICE CAPABLE OF COMFORTABLY LIFTING A PATIENT FROM A SITTING TO A STANDING POSITION IN APPROXIMATELY 10 SECONDS. THIS DEVICE WILL SUPPORT THE PATIENT THROUGH AMBULATION TO THE DESIRED DESTINATION, AND PROMPTLY LOWER THE PATIENT BACK TO A SITTING POSITION. IT WILL ALLOW THE CARE-GIVER TO LIFT A PERSON AS TALL AS 6.5 FEET, WEIGHING AS MUCH AS 300 POUNDS, WITH MINIMAL EFFORT. THE PROCESS OF LIFTING, WHICH REQUIRES VERY LITTLE SETUP TIME, WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH A SIMPLE, INTUITIVE CONTROL.

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