MECHANICALLY ASSISTED UPPER LIMB MOVEMENT FOR ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2R44HD037301-02
Amount: $296,322.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED RESOURCES CORPORATION
1275 BLOOMFIELD AVE, FAIRFIELD, NJ, 07004
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD MAHONEY
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Business Contact
Phone: (201) 575-0650
Email: MATTSR@APPLIEDRESOURCE.COM
Research Institution
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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