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An Adaptive Haptic Interface for Disabled Individuals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67190
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S040119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: An Adaptive Haptic Interface for Disabled Individuals
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S040119
Award Amount: $74,955.00
 

Abstract:

Barron Associates, Inc. (BAI) proposes to develop an affordable assistive technology in the form of a motorized joystick with position sensors and associated software that will permit the remediably disabled to operate computers, household appliances, machinery, powered wheelchairs, and other vehicles, with a minimum of fatigue. The system will adapt quickly and robustly to a wide variety of different disabilities, including manifestations of spasticity, dystonia, rigidity, and tremors. The proposed hardware and software, which incorporates recent advances in dynamical modeling, filtering, and control, will also provide refined measures of fatigue and functional motor ability. Evaluation of the technology will be done using a rigorous quantitative technique based on established principles.

Principal Investigator:

Olowin B.
4349731215
olowin@barron-associates.com

Business Contact:

Aaron B. Olowin
4349731215
olowin@barron-associates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Barron Associates, Inc
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA 22901

EIN/Tax ID: 541243694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No