Company Profile

Wicab Inc
Profile last edited on: 4/11/16      CAGE: 1QH98      UEI: ZBD7WPYEQTN9

Business Identifier: Noninvasive device providing substitute vestibular sensory information through the tongue for treatment of balance disorders
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Location Information

8476 Greenway Boulevard Suite 200
Middleton, WI 53562
   (608) 829-4500
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 02
County: Dane

Public Profile

Wicab is a biomedical engineering company focused on developing and testing the investigational BrainPort® vision device, a visual prosthesis for the blind and visually impaired. In addition, the company has developed the BrainPort balance device, a training device to improve the balance, gait and postural stability of people with chronic balance disorders. In addition, the technology has applications in sensory-motor training for other medical conditions and navigation in environments that deprive use of typical sensory inputs.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2009 1 NIH $204,950
Project Title: Gaze-Directed Vision Augmentation Device For Macular Degeneration
2007 2 NIH $1,653,778
Project Title: Sensory Substitution For Vestibular Function Deficit
2004 2 NIH $1,061,429
Project Title: Sensory Substitution System For Blind Children
2004 1 NIH $100,000
Project Title: Lip Reading Aid via the Tongue

Key People / Management

  Robert A Beckman -- President and CEO

  Esther Gutierrez -- President

  Aimee Louise Arnoldussen

  Paul Bach-Y-Rita

  Richard A Hogle -- Vice President and Director of Product Development.

  Kathi L Kamm

  Mitchell E Tyler