NASA SBIR 01-1 Solicitation

FORM 9B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: B3.03-8529 (For NASA Use Only - Chron: 013470 )
PROPOSAL TITLE:
A Wireless Smart Sensor System for Monitoring EMG Signals

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
The proposed Phase I outlines a plan to develop a completely wireless, "smart" surface electromyographic (EMG) system. The project is directed at NASA's request for innovative in-flight and ground-based technologies to improve current methods of monitoring vital organ systems that suffer deleterious effects in micro gravity. The multi-channel digital system will provide reliable, accurate, and noninvasive monitoring of the musculoskeletal system without encumbering the user. The innovation builds on recent technological developments of our group in achieving a wireless EMG sensor prototype, as well as a portable data logger and advanced electrode/skin interfaces. The solution we propose is a significant departure from current state of the art systems that are encumbered by wires, body-worn hardware, and lack on-board processing for "smart-sensor" capability.

During Phase I, the objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of a smart, completely wireless, multichannel EMG monitoring system. The proposed deliverable is a prototype wireless EMG system capable of recording EMG signals concurrently from two sensors, and transmitting raw, or processed versions of the signal to a distant receiver without the need for wires or body-worn hardware. Phase II would focus on the development and testing of a complete EMG system, as well as its commercialization.

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
The proposed completely wireless, smart EMG system would find use in Rehabilitation, Monitoring for work place injury prevention, Sports Medicine, Ergonomics, Myoelectric Prosthetics, Exercise training, and Motion studies.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
Andreas Johansson
DELSYS INC.
PO BOX 15734
BOSTON , MA   02215 - 0015

NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)
DELSYS INC.
PO BOX 15734
BOSTON , MA   02215 - 0015


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