Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S090061
Agency Tracking Number: H133S090061
Amount: $74,713.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill St, Marlborough, MA, 17520
DUNS: 042839563
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Casey
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Research Institution

Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small mobile personal cooling system that can be worn conveniently by individuals with heat-related disabilities.  The need for such an assistive technology is significant among this group in the United States, having the potential to impact more than one million individuals.  A variety of person cooling products are commercially available.  They, however, offer only limited assistance and other R&D efforts do not show promise of a complete and viable solution in the near future.

Under a Phase I R&D effort, the applicant plans to explore the feasibility and technical achievability of producing an acceptable, effective person cooling product to be worn by individuals with heat sensitive disabilities that offers a convenient, long-lasting and easily-controlled unit.  Successful development of this mobile technology potentially could:

¦Support access, promote integration and facilitate the independence of individuals with disabilities in the workplace and educational settings, and during recreational activities.

¦Provide increased freedom and independence not only to individuals with Multiple Sclerosis but also to other disability populations.

¦Have further applicability for workers wearing protective equipment and/or in warm work environments, including workers in commercial and industrial settings, first respondent mission arenas, law enforcement, and the military.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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