Advanced Biomechanical and Physiological Monitoring System for Amputees and Rehabilitating Personnel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: O052-H11-3007
Amount: $749,974.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-H11
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
TENXSYS, INC.
408 S. Eagle Road, Suite 201, Eagle, ID, 83616
DUNS: 104009910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Layne Simmons
 VP & COO
 (208) 938-8110
 lsimmons@tenxsys.com
Business Contact
 Layne Simmons
Title: VP & COO
Phone: (208) 938-8110
Email: 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.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government