STABILITY FORCE PLATFORM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$203,421.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13576
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology
151 California St, Newton, MA, 02158
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Forest J Carignan
(617) 964-2042
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MEASUREMENT OF POSTURAL SWAY IS NOW BEING USED TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS, TOXINS, AND AGING ON THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM OF HUMANS AND TO DEVISE STRATEGIES TO HELP ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS REDUCE THE RISK OF FALLING. ONE POPULAR METHOD OF MEASURING SWAY IS WITH A FORCE PLATFORM; HOWEVER, CURRENT FORCE PLATFORMS ARE DESIGNED FOR MORE DEMANDING APPLICATIONS THAN MONITORING HUMAN SWAY. IT IS PLANNED TO DESIGN A LOW-COST FORCE PLATFORM SPECIFICALLY FOR SWAY MEASUREMENT AND TO FABRICATE A PROTOTYPE UNIT. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF POTENTIAL USERS BY DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT IS HALF THE COST OF CURRENT SYSTEMS.

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