Assistive Technology Sensor Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-14-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: H132-017-0250
Amount: $149,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP13-017
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
336 South Fraser Street, State College, PA, 16801-
DUNS: 005051219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Frank
 (814) 867-4097
Business Contact
 Liz Baumann
Title: Contract Officer
Phone: (814) 867-4097
Research Institution
Current prosthetic technologies allow amputees to return to a form of normal life, but create new risks, such as improper socket fit, which can lead to a heightened risk for tissue damage that could result in infection and hospitalization. These risks could be minimized by using a sensor system to monitor an amputee"s socket fit and limb health. KCF will evaluate and demonstrate a socket monitoring sensor system using an array of thin EAP-based sensors to measure pressures and temperatures at the surface of the skin and additional miniature sensors to track other aspects of limb health. These sensors are thin enough to comfortably take measurements at the skin surface without the need for cushioning of a socket liner or sleeve, making such a solution usable by an amputee with any socket/liner/sleeve build. The data collected by these sensors will be wirelessly transmitted to a cloud database with KCF"s existing low-power wireless monitoring technology, making it available to the amputees using the system and their clinicians via a mobile device.

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