MINIATURE IMPLANTABLE TRANSCUTANEOUS OPTICAL DATA LINK

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16773
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Abiomed Inc.
33 Cherry Hill Dr, Danvers, MA, 01923
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Burt Ochs
(508) 777-5410
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
BETWEEN COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND QUADRI/PARAPLEGICS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 700,000 PERSONS IN THE U. S. WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM PROSTHETICS UTILIZING NEURAL OR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION. SUCH SYSTEMS REQUIRE IMPLANTABLE, HIGH-SPEED, BI-DIRECTIONAL, TRANSCUTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION IMMUNE TO VARIATIONS IN THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. TO DATE, DATA LINKS INDEVELOPMENT ARE NOT PROJECTED TO MEET THE COMBINED NEEDS OF SPEED AND INTEGRITY. THIS GRANT IS A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PHASEI FOR AN OPTICAL DATA LINK WITH TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY IN THE MEGABIT PER SECOND RANGE. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INCORPORATE A PROTOTYPE DATA LINK SYSTEM INTO AN OF-THE-SHELF TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM VERIFY ITS PERFORMANCE. THE DESIGN IS FLEXIBLE IN NATURE TO ALLOW SIMPLE INCORPORATION INTO A VARIETY OF PROSTHETIC DEVICES. PHASE II WOULD COMPLETE SUCH AN INCORPORATION, MINIATURIZE, AND DO IN VIVO TESTING. BETWEEN COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND QUADRI/PARAPLEGICS, THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 700,000 PERSONS IN THE U. S. WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM PROSTHETICS UTILIZING NEURAL OR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION. SUCH SYSTEMS REQUIRE IMPLANTABLE, HIGH-SPEED, BI-DIRECTIONAL, TRANSCUTANEOUS DATA TRANSMISSION IMMUNE TO VARIATIONS IN THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. TO DATE, DATA LINKS INDEVELOPMENT ARE NOT PROJECTED TO MEET THE COMBINED NEEDS OF SPEED AND INTEGRITY. THIS GRANT IS A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PHASEI FOR AN OPTICAL DATA LINK WITH TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY IN THE MEGABIT PER SECOND RANGE. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INCORPORATE A PROTOTYPE DATA LINK SYSTEM INTO AN OF-THE-SHELF TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM VERIFY ITS PERFORMANCE. THE DESIGN IS FLEXIBLE IN NATURE TO ALLOW SIMPLE INCORPORATION INTO A VARIETY OF PROSTHETIC DEVICES. PHASE II WOULD COMPLETE SUCH AN INCORPORATION, MINIATURIZE, AND DO IN VIVO TESTING.

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