THIS PROJECT IS DEVOTED TO IMPROVING SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY FOR REHABILITATING PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$46,924.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2891
Agency Tracking Number:
2891
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
133 West Calle Crespis #b, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HERBERT S. LEVITIN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(805) 682-9807
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS DEVOTED TO IMPROVING SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY FOR REHABILITATING PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. THE SPECIFIC AIM IS TO BUILD A PROTOTYPE REHABILITATIVE EXERCISE SYSTEM TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS LEARNED FROM PAST CLINICAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH. SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS WERE DESIGNED TO OVERCOME THE SHORTCOMINGS OF BOTH CONVENTIONAL WEIGHT-ON-ROPE SYSTEMS AND RECENT GENERATION REHABILITATIVE EXERCISE SYSTEMS. PHASE I ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTING AND TESTING SYSTEM COMPONENTS ENABLING FEATURES SUCH AS ISOKINETIC AS WELL AS ISOTONIC UNCONSTRAINED EXERCISE MOTIONS, REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK, AND DATA MANAGEMENT. ENGINEERING TESTS OF COMPONENT AND SYSTEM CAPABILITY AND RELIABILITY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY EVALUATION IN CLINICAL SETTINGS. THESE PHASE I ACTIVITIES EXTEND SEVERAL YEARS OF RESEARCHING MARKET NEED IN PHYSICAL REHABILITATION AND PLACING AND EVALUATING REHABILITATION EXERCISE SYSTEMS IN CLINICAL SETTINGS. PHASE II INCLUDES PURSUING THE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL OF THE DEVELOPED SYSTEM AND TESTING OTHER DESIGN OPTIONS FOR FURTHERING THE SYSTEM'S REHABILITATIVE POTENTIAL.

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