PORTABLE CHILD HEIGHT MEASURING BOARD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$447,917.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11170
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Shorr Productions
14119 Weeping Willow Dr #12, Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE A LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-COST, DURABLE, ACCURATE, PORTABLE CHILD HEIGHT-MEASURING BOARD OF SYNTHETIC MATERIAL TO AID IN THE NUTRITION ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS POPULATIONS. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF PHASE I ARE TO: (1) DEVELOP PROTOTYPE CHILD HEIGHT-MEASURING BOARDS FROM SYNTHETIC MATERIALS THAT WOULD MEET THE CRITERIA STATED ABOVE; (2) ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF USING STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTER FACILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF SUCH A BOARD, AND IN FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II; AND (3) PRODUCE A TESTING PLAN AND RESEARCH PROTOCOL THAT WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASE II. THIS PLAN WILL BE DESIGNED TO TEST THE BOARD'S STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, AND ACCURACY AS WELL AS USER SATISFACTION AND MEASUREMENT ERROR IN COMPARISON TO EXISTING BOARDS OF WOOD OR METAL.

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