Wireless EMG and Improved Mounting System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S060017
Agency Tracking Number: H133S060017
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: 84.133S-1
Small Business Information
115 North Wright Brothers Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84116
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harold Sears
 (801) 326-3434
Business Contact
 Harold Sears
Phone: (801) 326-3434
Email: harold@utaharm.com
Research Institution
The project focuses on the development of a small, water-proof elecromyographic (EMG) sensor for a myoelectric arm prosthesis that transmits by a wireless link and can be easily and consistently installed over any muscle site. The wireless link eliminates wires and connectors inside the arm socket that can be bulky and unreliable due to corrosion and breakage of wires representing a significant improvement in prosthetic arms affecting both patient and prosthetist. Designs allow for fast and reliable mounting that improve the consistency of contact with the skin. The digital processing of EMG greatly improves EMG dependability by allowing more effective filtering for elimination of interference and noise, an ever-increasing problem in the age of cell phones and electric motors.

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