FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENT WITH HALL EFFECT SENSORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16346
Amount: $48,209.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology
151 California Street, Newton, MA, 02158
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carignan, Forest J
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 964-2042
Business Contact
 1 R43 AR40796-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE WILL DEVELOP AN INSTRUMENT BASED UPON HALL EFFECT SENSORS FOR MEASURING THREE DIMENSIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRESSURE AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN TWO SURFACES. THE PRIMARY GOAL IS TO MEASURE THE PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION OF FEET WHEN IN CONTACT WITH A SURFACE. WHILE MANY RESEARCHERS IN BIOMECHANICS ARE INTERESTED IN THIS MEASUREMENT, DIABETICS IN PARTICULAR COULD BENEFIT BY IDENTIFICATION OF THE AREAS OF HIGH PRESSURE FOR PROSTHETIC TREATMENT. UNLIKE MOST TECHNIQUES, WHICH ONLY GIVE THE PRESSURE IN ONE DIRECTION, THIS WILL MORE ACCURATELY MEASURE THE PRESSURE IN THREE DIMENSIONS WITH LOW CROSS-TALK. THE TECHNOLOGY IT IS BASED ON IS ALSO INEXPENSIVE THUS GIVING THE POTENTIAL FOR A LOW COST INSTRUMENT.

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