MECHANICALLY ASSISTED UPPER LIMB MOVEMENT FOR ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$296,322.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
55796
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44HD037301-02
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1275 BLOOMFIELD AVE, FAIRFIELD, NJ, 07004
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD MAHONEY
() -
Business Contact:
(201) 575-0650
MATTSR@APPLIEDRESOURCE.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): The Phase II effort is the continuation of the development of a robotic bi-manual therapy machine for use in stroke rehabilitation. The robotic therapy device proposed here, called ARCHIME for the purposes of this proposal, has the potential to improve rehabilitation outcomes significantly for individuals who have upper limb impairments due to stroke. Demographic trends indicate a significant increase in the already large population of individuals who have experienced a stroke. The resulting loss of upper limb motor function is often resistant to therapeutic efforts. With the dramatic reduction of inpatient rehabilitation length of stay following. stroke, it is now critical to develop efficient, scientifically-validated interventions. The combination of demographic trends and healthcare cost containment pressures, and limitations in current clinical practice provide convincing evidence to support the potential for ARCMIME to become a commercially successful product. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The commercial applications of this project are the manufacture and distribution of a robotic therapy machine providing clinical rehabilitation of a stroke impairment, which is enchanced by computerized assessment and automated routines for remote or networked therapy. This methodology would lead to a more cost effective therapy that could be developed for other forms of rehabilitation therapy.

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