NSF Phase I SBIR
Ras Labs was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation in July 2017 for a 12-month project. The purpose of the "Adjustable Prosthetic Liner Using Contractile Electroactive Polymers" project is to optimize Ras Labs' electroactive polymers for the development of self-adjusting prosthetic liners that respond to patients' residual limb volume changes.
Ras Labs has received funding through Breakout Labs, which is part of the Thiel Foundation.
· ISS R&D Innovation in Commercialization & Nongovernment Utilization Award, 2016.
· MassTLC Leadership Awards Finalist, Innovation Technology of the Year: Robotics, 2016.
· Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) Award administered through Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), awarded 2014, funded in 2015-2016.
· Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Award, awarded 2013, funded 2014, payload to International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, and experiment returned to Earth 2016.
· MassTLC Leadership Awards Finalist, Innovation Technology of the Year: Robotics, 2014.
· MassChallenge 2013 Global Finalist, 2013.