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Increasing Independence after Brain Injury with Autonomous Sensing, Planning,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86268
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0196
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Attention Control Systems
650 Castro Street, Suite 120-197 Mountain View, CA 94041-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Increasing Independence after Brain Injury with Autonomous Sensing, Planning, and Cueing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0476
Award Amount: $749,989.00
 

Abstract:

Our objective is to demonstrate the feasibility and merit of a cognitive aid that monitors the user"s situation to provide cues based on state conditions instead of pre-scheduled cues which are based only on time. We extend a commercially available cognitive aid to use condition-based cues which are responsive to the user"s changing situation. Context-aware cognitive aids which adjust to the user"s situation in real-time may increase therapy effectiveness and user acceptance. During Phase I we developed a prototype of the first cognitive aid that "closes-the-loop" with integrated sensing, activity recognition, planning, and cueing. The user"s location is tracked using GPS and pressure mats and RFID tags are used to detect objects that the user touches. We demonstrated the ability to inhibit pre-scheduled cues which would be out of sync with the user"s situation and to generate contingent cues which are triggered by monitored state conditions rather than being pre-scheduled. We demonstrated these benefits to our medical advisory board which includes VA neuropsychologists. Phase II will focus on extending our prototype and evaluating the system with seven brain injury survivors including case studies with OIF/OEF veterans. We will focus on requirements for scaling beyond our prototype to a commercial product.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Levinson
President
6504942002
rich@brainaid.com

Business Contact:

Richard Levinson
President
6504942002
rich@brainaid.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATTENTION CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC.
650 Castro Street Suite 120, PMB 197 Mountain View, CA 94041

EIN/Tax ID: 770439599
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No