COGNITIVE SKILL-BASED CHILD-PROOF MEDICINE CONTAINER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7952
Amount: $330,045.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Yellowstone Environmental
320 S Willson Ave, Bozeman, MT, 59715
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
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Abstract
IN 1985, 900,513 POISONINGS--328 FATALITIES--WERE REPORTED TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF POISON CONTROL CENTERS. SIXTY-FOUR PERCENT INVOLVED CHILDREN UNDER AGE SIX. SEVENTEEN PERCENT OF 2,015 PRESCRIPTION DRUG INGESTIONS INVOLVED GRANDPARENTS' DRUGS. RECENT STUDIES HAVE CONFIRMED THAT MANY ELDERLY HAVE TROUBLE OPENING CHILD-PROOFCONTAINERS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF AN IMPROVED CHILD-PROOF MEDICINE CONTAINER FOR USE BY OLDER ADULTS. SPECIFIC AIMS INCLUDE (1) IDENTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON THE ABILITY TO OPEN AVAILABLE MEDICINE CONTAINERS (2) IDENTIFYING ABILITIES THAT CHILDREN HAVE AND LACK FOR USE IN CONTAINER DESIGN (3) IDENTIFYING CONTAINER DESIGN CONSTRAINTS IMPOSED BY MATERIAL AND MOLDING EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS (4) DEVELOPING THREE PROTOTYPE DESIGNS (5) FABRICATING THE PROTOTYPES (6) TESTING THE PROTOTYPES ONCHILDREN (7) TESTING THE PROTOTYPES ON OLDER ADULTS AND (8) ANALYSIS AND REPORTING.

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