(DARPA SBIR, Topic # SB151-001, Contract #D15PC00174)
For our DARPA Direct to Phase II+Option contract, biodesigns was tasked with developing a suite of innovative diagnostic and operational fitment tools allowing prosthetists of varying skill and experience to create improved, stable, and highly functional custom upper limb sockets. The tools created included a Sensorized Imaging Tool (SIT), an Adjustable Tether Fitting Tool (ATFT), Sensorized Socket Tool, (SST) and an Advanced Sensorized Socket Tool (SST+), all derived from the HiFi’s biomechanical principles of bone control through our patented and patents pending compression and tissue release technology. The tools were tested, validated and proven successful by both clinician and wearer at different prosthetic facilities through an IRB study. A Phase II Option demonstrated feasibility of real-time interface adjustments using dynamic platforms matched to modular designs based on HiFi principles.