Advanced Biomechanical and Physiological Monitoring System for Amputees and Rehabilitating Personnel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$749,974.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-06-C-0085
Award Id:
76610
Agency Tracking Number:
O052-H11-3007
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
408 S. Eagle Road, Suite 201, Eagle, ID, 83616
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
104009910
Principal Investigator:
Layne Simmons
VP & COO
(208) 938-8110
lsimmons@tenxsys.com
Business Contact:
Layne Simmons
VP & COO
(208) 938-8110
lsimmons@tenxsys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase II project will develop and build a health monitoring sensor and analysis system to support the return of military personnel with prosthetic devices to active duty. DoD is allowing increasing numbers of soldiers with prosthetics to return to active duty if they are performance capable, minimizing the loss of their valuable core expertise to the services. There are significant challenges to monitoring physiological and biomechanical parameters of rehabilitating personnel in a non-laboratory environment and providing useful performance capability assessment data. This project will demonstrate that a small, non-intrusive sensor system can provide real-time analysis and presentation of human movement patterns and energy expenditure through motion and physiological monitoring. TenXsys, in conjunction with Boise State University will produce a field-capable Sensor Monitoring and Relay Transmission (SMART) system that will improve amputee monitoring, decreasing the likelihood of injuries due to overexertion and balance instability events.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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