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Therapeutic Intermittent Compression Socket

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S140057
Agency Tracking Number: H133S140057
Amount: $74,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-03-31
Small Business Information
325 Hopping Brook Rd., Holliston, MA, 01746-1456
DUNS: 050467997
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Farrell
 Director of Research
 (508) 893-6363
 todd.farrell@liberatingtech.com
Business Contact
 Brian Bard
Title: Program Specialist
Phone: (202) 245-7345
Email: brian.bard@ed.gov
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a device that provides rapid intermittent compression to the residual limb of amputees that do not have good blood flow in their limbs. The device will be built into the prosthetic socket to provide the user with portable therapy throughout the day, which will free the user from being confined to a chair for up to six hours each day to receive the prescribed amount of therapy. This device will reduce the number of ulcers that form, help those ulcers that do form to heal and will ultimately reduce the number of reamputation surgeries that need to occur by increasing blood flow in the limb. These improvements will not only help to reduce the $1.9 billion that is spent each year in the US related to reamputations but also improve the quality of life of amputees by maintaining their functional status and not requiring them to undergo further surgery.

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