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 US Army seeking solicitations for building robotic arms that interface with a VR interface

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Date posted: 08/04/2009

(solicitation request) The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is seeking a custom made articulated robot-like arm to support mounted virtual reality goggles.

Must be able to interface and work in combination with Rockwell Collins SR80A Head Mounted Display virtual reality goggles. Must be manufactured from medical grade materials. Must meet standard Durable Medical Equipment (DME) requirements. Must be splash resistant. Must be portable. Stainless steel or comparable material for ease of cleaning and prevention of transmissable disease.

Must have the ability to be broken down and fit as a carry-on for commercial air transportation. Must come with a levelling mechanism built in to enable appropriate balancing. Must be adjustable to function at all heights from 36 to 84. Must be able to rotate goggle adapter in all directions while at all heights. Partial quotes will not be accepted. This announcement constitutes the solicitation by USAMRAA, Ft Detrick, MD as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and offers must be submitted in writing (oral offers will not be accepted).

The solicitation document and incorporated Provisions and Clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-22. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). The SIC Code is 8999 and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541990.

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