Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,019.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H1335100082
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S100082
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Criterion Health
6321 Tanglewood Road, Terre Haute, IN, 47802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
999999999
Principal Investigator:
Bob Levy
() -
bobl@criterionhealth.net
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

This project designs, constructs, and evaluates a concept model based on current mid wheel designs. The concept model uses a variable position drive wheel system that can move forward or backward from the mid-wheel position using a simple mechanical system to change the position of the drive wheels. A series of five structured tests for maneuverability and/or stability are used to compare performance as a function of placement of the drive wheels. The feasibility of this concept model is based on demonstrating that a variable position drive wheel system optimizes performance under a greater variety of terrain and environmental conditions compared to a single position drive wheel system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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