Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$199,079.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H133S100082
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S100082
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Criterion Health, Inc.
6321 Tanglewood Road., Terre Haute, IN, 47802-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800830981
Principal Investigator:
Robert Levy
(812) 894-2120
bobl@criterionhealth.net
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project designs, develops, and evaluates a fully functional prototype of a power wheelchair with a variable position mid wheel drive system. The variable position drive wheel system can be moved forward or backward from the mid wheel position using an automated simple mechanical linear motion system and electronic control system, which the power wheelchair user can easily manage, to change the position of the drive wheels. This feature is unavailable in current powered wheelchair designs. Evaluation includes extended end-user testing as well as testing against the ANSI/RESNA standards.

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