Turbo Wheelchair Company, Inc.

Beaufort, SC 29907

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.59MM
First Award Date 06/10/99
Most Recent Award Date 05/01/09

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hermes Matthew E Hermes 4
Coombs Franklyn K Coombs 1
Hermes Jane Hermes 2

6 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-280
Budget: 05/01/09 - 04/30/11

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal seeks to develop, test, gain regulatory approval and distribute for continuing evaluation, a lightweight, broadly useful children's wheelchair that is suited particularly for high-tone children. The chair is comprised of a synthetic resin-based, wheelchair chassis mated to newly developed, compl...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 05/01/08 - 04/30/09

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal seeks to develop, test, gain regulatory approval and distribute for continuing evaluation, a lightweight, broadly useful children's wheelchair that is suited particularly for high-tone children. The chair is comprised of a synthetic resin-based, wheelchair chassis mated to newly developed, compl...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/01/06 - 05/01/07

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Experts describe unmet needs in wheelchairs for individuals with high tone. They describe requirement for durability, light weight, adjustability, dynamic seating and modular components. These needs are especially critical for the wheelchair bound among the 100,000 children with cerebral palsy. This proposed ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/01/02 - 05/31/04

DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): There is a glaring need for low cost manual wheelchairs that withstands daily use trauma, are light enough to transport and still remain rolling. This proposal follows a successful Phase I in which the 26 pound merlinchair, a glass filled nylon prototype, passed the double...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/01/01 - 05/31/02

DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): There is a glaring need for low cost manual wheelchairs that withstands daily use trauma, are light enough to transport and still remain rolling. This proposal follows a successful Phase I in which the 26 pound merlinchair, a glass filled nylon prototype, passed the double...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/10/99 - 12/09/99

The Turbo WheelChair will demonstrate the feasibility of a new design that offers a significant departure from the design weaknesses and durability problems of the existing metal-frame chairs. Verification occurs when the prototype chair exceeds the ANSI/RESNA Performance Standard for Manual Wheelchairs. Turbo will be made from structural resins...