SynTouch LLC

2222 South Figueroa St PH2
Los Angeles, CA 90007
http://syntouchllc.com
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 11
Total Value of Awards $3.47MM
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 09/11/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Wettels Nicholas Wettels 9 Message
Fishel Jeremy Allan Fishel 8 Message
Lin Chiahsien Lin 2
Loeb Gerald E Loeb 3
Borzage Matthew T Borzage 2 Message

11 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EI
Budget: 09/11/15 - 08/31/17

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is to provide a new standard of quantifying touch for industries currently relying on qualitative data from expert sensory panels (the tactile equivalent of professional wine tasters). Advancing the understanding of the role and function of tactile sensing in perception and manipulation is ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-13-234
Budget: 09/01/14 - 02/28/15

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Myoelectric prosthetic hand users are severely hampered in their ability to grasp and manipulate fragile objects. In these systems, electromyography (EMG) signals recorded from an amputee's residual muscles are processed to produce an electrical voltage proportional to muscle activation to drive the DC motor...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EI-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a robotic instrument to provide quantitative characterization of surface properties that humans can perceive by touch. In contrast to machine vision, which operates on images captured passively with video cameras, "machine touch" requires physical interaction between ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes that haptic robots offer effective and attractive solutions to the common tasks of Bin-Picking and Kitting, which currently require human workers. A popular application area is programming an industrial robot to work with specific powertrain parts. The Problem: Bin-picking r...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-09-080
Budget: 09/01/11 - 08/31/12

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tactile feedback is essential for dexterous use of the hand. Physical therapists working to rehabilitate hands with neurological damage understand that tactile sensation is a key indicator of ultimate hand function. Neurophysiologists have identified that rapid reflexive adjustment of grip is essential for h...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB093-005
Budget: 06/13/11 - 06/12/13

The world is full of tools and objects for which the human hand seems ideally suited. Not only is the human hand a highly evolved solution to many difficult problems, but humans have fashioned a world of objects and tools suited to the strengths and weaknesses of our hands. Much of the emphasis on biomimetic design of robotic hands to date has...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-09-080
Budget: 09/15/10 - 08/31/11

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tactile feedback is essential for dexterous use of the hand. Physical therapists working to rehabilitate hands with neurological damage understand that tactile sensation is a key indicator of ultimate hand function. Neurophysiologists have identified that rapid reflexive adjustment of grip is essential for h...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB093-005
Budget: 02/16/10 - 08/30/10

We have developed a robust, multimodal tactile sensing technology that has similar sensitivities and mechanical properties to the human fingertip. We will incorporate these sensing modules into a mechatronic anthropomorphic robot hand and develop computer software to perform exploratory behaviors and discriminate objects based on sensory feedbac...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 04/15/09 - 04/15/10

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tactile feedback is essential for dexterous use of the hand. Physical therapists working to rehabilitate hands with neurological damage understand that tactile sensation is a key indicator of ultimate hand function. Neurophysiologists have identified that rapid reflexive adjustment of grip is essential for h...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Strawberries are a very valuable fruit crop in the United States, ranking fourth in production. The state of California leads this charge at 1.4 billion pounds of strawberries, 83% of the nation's total, worth some $800 million (2001). Production costs are estimated $25,000 per acre, of which harvesting is near 63%. Harvest labor costs are more ...

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