(DARPA SBIR, Topic # SB151-001, Contract #D15PC00174)
For our Direct to Phase II plus Option, biodesigns was tasked with developing for DARPA a suite of innovative diagnostic and operational fitment tools allowing prosthetists of varying skill/experience to create improved, stable, and highly functional custom upper limb sockets. The tools biodesigns created for this contract 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 Interface’s biomechanical principles of bone control through compression and tissue release technology. The tools were tested, validated and proven successful (by both clinician and wearer) at three different prosthetic facilities through an IRB approved study. A Phase II Option demonstrated feasibility of real-time interface adjustments, using dynamic platforms matched to modular designs based on HiFi principles.