A Music-Based Rehabilitation Device for Training and Assessing Hand Function

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Amount:
$75,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
H133S120037
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S120037
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Small Business Information
Flint Rehabilitation Devices, LLC
7606 PALO VERDE ROAD, IRVINE, CA, 92617-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
078285646
Principal Investigator
 Nizan  Friedman
 (203) 560-8832
 nizan.friedman@gmail.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops a music-based therapeutic device, MusicGlove, for at-home rehabilitation and assessment of hand function in individuals with hand-related disabilities as the result of stroke. Inspired by the popular video game, Guitar Hero, MusicGlove motivates individuals to practice functional gripping movements to play a custom computer game thereby inducing significant improvements in hand function. This project performs a usability study of the MusicGlove prototype and refines the design based on user feedback. Additionally, the project conducts a pilot study of at-home use of the device, comparing its performance to conventional at-home self-supervised therapy.

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