ABLE Kids - Advanced Biofidelic Lower Extremity Kids Prosthesis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43HD066861-01
Agency Tracking Number: HD066861
Amount: $183,233.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: NICHD
Solicitation Number: PHS2010-2
Small Business Information
6405 218TH ST SW, Suite 100, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA, 98043
DUNS: 801230413
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (800) 672-1710
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Advanced Biofidelic Lower Extremity Kids prosthesis (ABLE Kids) project will advance the state-of-the-art of pediatric prosthesis systems by incorporating miniaturized mesofluIdic mechanisms pioneered by the Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL), advanced control algorithms developed by Clarkson University, and digital proportional control into prosthetic joints designed for pediatric use. Specifically, ABLE Kids will result in a modular, microprocessor controlled, mesofluidic knee joint that dynamically makes knee control adjustments needed to optimize the dynamic function and safety of a child's prosthesis. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This project will advance the state of the art for lower limb prostheses for children. Novel mesofluidic technology and control algorithms will be used to make miniaturized microprocessor controlled hydraulic joint systems. The result will be improved function and decreased problems for children with limb loss.

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