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Shoulder injury risk and exertion assessment tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-14-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0069
Amount: $986,984.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP13-008
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-26
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW, Suite D, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Phil Whitley
 (256) 726-4800
Business Contact
 Deb Phipps
Title: Mr.
Phone: (256) 726-4884
Research Institution
Musculoskeletal injury among military personnel is an under-recognized problem where shoulder injuries are significant and result in inflammation and pain from overuse, joint derangement, sprain/stain/rupture, and dislocation. Health hazard assessment is essential to ensure that fielded equipment and occupational duties do not exceed human capabilities over short and long term exposures. Hazard assessment encompasses determination of the hazard severity and hazard probability. This effort is based on the desire to enhance health hazard assessment through the development of methodologies using injury criteria that can translate into hazard severity and probability. The purpose of this Phase II effort is to develop a software shoulder injury risk and assessment tool based on the Phase I developed shoulder injury criteria and integrated anatomically-specific shoulder joint complex. The tool will be validated for one and two handed push and pull using human subjects. The user tool will be exercised to develop design standards for one and two handed push and pull motions based on the modeled hazard severity and hazard probability reflected in AR 40-10.

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