Shoulder injury risk and exertion assessment tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$149,590.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-14-C-0034
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
H132-008-0051
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP13-008
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor, Huntsville, AL, 35805-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
185169620
Principal Investigator:
Phillip Whitley
Manager
(256) 726-4800
proposals-contracts@cfdrc.com
Business Contact:
Deborah Phipps
Contracts Manager
(256) 726-4884
dap@cfdrc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Musculoskeletal injury among military personnel is an under-recognized problem where shoulder injuries are significant and result in inflammation and pain from overuse, joint derangement, sprain/stain/rupture, and dislocation. Health hazard assessment is essential to ensure that fielded equipment and occupational duties do not exceed human capabilities over short and long term exposures. Hazard assessment encompasses determination of the hazard severity and hazard probability. This effort is based on the desire to enhance health hazard assessment through the development of methodologies using injury criteria that can translate into hazard severity and probability. The purpose of this effort is to develop a shoulder injury risk and assessment tool based on shoulder joint injury criteria and task motion that incorporates an anatomically-specific shoulder joint complex into the existing CFDRC Human Model to build and demonstrate a proof of concept exposure model. Typical use cases will be developed and the integrated model will be exercised through these use case scenarios of activity load and exposure schedule. The model will be further developed into a user tool. The user tool will be exercised to develop a hazard risk assessment based on the modeled hazard severity, hazard probability, and AR 40-10 for simple vertical overhead push.

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