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Company Information:

Company Name: Ekso Bionics Inc
City: Richmond
State: CA
Zip+4: 94804-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (415) 533-8062

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $448,441.00 3
SBIR Phase II $995,691.00 1
STTR Phase I $549,932.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,749,993.00 3

Award List:

Military Specific Advancements in Prosthetic Limb Design and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Principal Investigator: Nathan Harding, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,932.00
RI Contact: Homayoon Kazerooni
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to improve the performance of above-the-knee prostheses by developing several key technologies that are currently unavailable in such devices. First, the high power output required of the prostheses in military maneuvers such as climbing or running will be provided by a… More

Military Specific Advancements in Prosthetic Limb Design and Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Principal Investigator: Nathan Harding, CTO
Award Amount: $749,993.00
RI Contact: Homayoon Kazerooni
Abstract:
The overall goal of this research work is to design, build and evaluate high performance above-knee prosthetic systems suitable for military specific maneuvers. Existing above-knee prostheses are limited by the lack of compact energy sources, actuators, power regeneration methods, and control… More

STTR Phase I: In-Home Rehabilitation System for Post Stroke Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CA Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Nathan H. Harding, Mr
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Homayoon C. Kazerooni
Abstract:
This Small Business Technolongy Transfer (STTR) Phase I research develops an in-home training device that allows a post-stroke patient to undergo rehabilitation with little or no assistance. Approximately 500,000 Americans survive a stroke each year. Miraculously, most stroke survivors can relearn… More

STTR Phase I: Integrated Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthetic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Dylan M. Fairbanks, MS
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Jyl Baldwin
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project proposes the development of the design features, sensory system and the control algorithm of an integrated powered knee-ankle power regenerative prosthesis. Despite significant advances in lower limb prosthetics over the past… More

STTR Phase I: Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Assist Device for Reducing the Risk of Back Injuries among Workers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of California - Berkley
Principal Investigator: Nathan H. Harding, MS
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Homayoon Kazerooni
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project seeks to create exoskeleton assist devices for workers in distribution centers and automobile assembly plants. By using these assistive devices, workers can dramatically reduce the load in the vertebrae of the lower back when maneuvering parts… More

STTR Phase II: In-Home Rehabilitation System for Post Stroke Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of California- Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Adam B. Zoss, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Jyl Baldwin
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project proposes to create an in-home gait training device that allows a post-stroke patient to undergo rehabilitation with little or no… More

STTR Phase II:Integrated Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthetic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Dylan M. Fairbanks
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Homayoon Kazerooni
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project proposes the development of an integrated powered knee-ankle prosthesis. The objective of this proposal is to investigate the use of integrated powered knee and ankle joints in trans-femoral prostheses that use sensory information from… More

Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Amundson, Sr. Engineer – (510) 295-5877
Award Amount: $148,441.00
Abstract:
Hydraulic actuation systems for mobile robotics are characterized by high bandwidth, high power density, robust operation, flexible power transmission but also by low efficiency, high rejected heat, and high noise levels. The undesirable characteristics of hydraulic power systems are not inherent… More

Multisegmental Sensor Integration for Balance Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Swift, Research Manager – (510) 735-8980
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
With this Phase I SBIR project we intend to develop technical solutions to the primary issues limiting the feasibility of a stand-alone real-time balance feedback device. We intend to develop a technique that uses multiple sensors to estimate the orientation of the user"s body segments in the… More

SBIR Phase I: Cooperative Overground Gait Rehabilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tim Swift
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to address the significant technical barriers associated with an untethered overground cooperative gait rehabilitation exoskeleton. Current gait rehabilitation techniques available to patients with gait abnormalities include… More

Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Russ Angold, CTO – (415) 465-7877
Award Amount: $995,691.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an exoskeleton device that significantly reduces the load the user bears while introducing a negligible metabolic impact. The proposed device employs a novel approach to the issues associated with excessive loading and represents a significant deviation from previous attempts… More