DIGITAL CONTROL OF REHABILITATION/EXERCISE MACHINES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$452,716.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
525
Agency Tracking Number:
525
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
205 W. Weaver Street, Carrboro, NC, 27510
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James J. Brickley Ph.d.
Principal Investigator
(919) 929-7791
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTROLLER FOR AN EXERCISE MACHINE, TO BE MARKETED SOON, CALLED THE ISOSTATION. THE ISOSTATION IS AN ELECTROHYDRAULIC REHABILITATION MACHINE WHICH PERMITS ACTIVE AND PASSIVE MOVEMENTS IN THREE DIMENSIONS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF MUSCULAR DEFICITS DUE TO TRAUMA, DISUSE, DISEASE, ACCIDENTS OR CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS TO ATHLETES AND THE AGED. PHASE I OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE BY COMPUTER SIMULATIONS THE FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING A MARKETABLE "REAL TIME" DIGITAL CONTROLLER FOR THE CLOSED LOOP CONTROL OPERATION OF AN INSTRUMENTED ISOSTATION. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE USED TO CHARACTERIZE THE ISOSTATION AND EVALUATE THE SOFTWARE TO BE DEVELOPED.

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