ABLE Kids - Advanced Biofidelic Lower Extremity Kids Prosthesis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$183,233.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1R43HD066861-01
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
PHS2010-2
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
HD066861
Solicitation Topic Code:
NICHD
Small Business Information
ORTHOCARE INNOVATIONS, LLC
6405 218TH ST SW, Suite 100, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA, 98043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
801230413
Principal Investigator
 ADAM ARABIAN
 () -
 AARABIAN@ORTHOCAREINNOVATIONS.COM
Business Contact
 KAREKIN ARABIAN
Phone: (800) 672-1710
Email: dboone@orthocareinnovations.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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