LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center, LLC, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "STTR Phase I: A Body Area Sensor Network with Smart Glove Base Station for Improved Physical Therapy." The NSF grant will support LASARRUS on their product development to provide a low-cost wearable Internet-of-Things (IoT) device for upper extremity physical therapy rehabilitation.
The project has a huge commercial impact to lower the health care and labor cost associated with neurological rehabilitation of stroke patients by over 30%. The project is in collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, which is a sub-awardee in the STTR grant.
LASARRUS STTR grant was issued as part of NSF’s America’s Seed Fund program within the agency’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships’ Directorate of Engineering.
The NSF, which has a $8.1 billion FY19 budget, supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering in the US. The NSF annually receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and issues approximately 12,000 new funding awards.