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
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
 (208) 938-8110
Business Contact
 Layne Simmons
Title: VP & COO
Phone: (208) 938-8110
Research Institution
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.

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