A powered foot and ankle prosthesis for improved maneuverability and reduced metabolic cost

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,749.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W81XWH-06-C-0392
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-031-0215
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-T031
Small Business Information
SIMBEX
10 Water Street, Suite 410, Lebanon, NH, 03766
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
015704559
Principal Investigator
 Richard Greenwald
 President
 (603) 448-2367
 rgreenwald@simbex.com
Business Contact
 John Stephens
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (603) 448-2367
Email: jstephens@simbex.com
Research Institution
 SPAULDING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
 Paolo Bonato
 125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA, 2114
 (617) 573-2745
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase II STTR proposal continues development and implementation of novel powered prosthetic foot-ankle components for use by military and civilian personnel with lower-limb loss in typical military and civilian environments. A cost-effective, biomimetic, dynamic foot-ankle system is proposed that improves walking speed, gait metabolism, and prosthesis control compared to current passive foot-ankle technologies. Additionally, the system has been developed for use by military and civilian personnel in situations that include stair ascent and descent and uneven sloped terrain.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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