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Company Information:

Company Name: BIOSPEECH, INC.
City: LAKE OSWEGO
State: OR
Zip+4: 97034-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $648,558.00 3
SBIR Phase II $994,515.00 1
STTR Phase I $779,069.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,838,194.00 2

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Small Footprint Speech Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Principal Investigator: Alexander Kain, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,751.00
RI Contact: Jan P. van Santen
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project aims to develop and implement a new algorithm in the area of text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) that will lead to (i) dramatic decreases in disk and memory requirements at a given speech quality level and (ii) minimization of the amount of voice… More

User Adaptation of AAC Device Voices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Jan Vansanten
Award Amount: $150,117.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A wide range of individuals cannot communicate by voice. Voice enabled Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices are often the only channel available by which these individuals can communicate. While many voice enabled AAC devices are currently… More

Computer-based auditory skill building program for aural (re)habilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $197,860.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the past decade, two advances have made the acquisition of listening skills and intelligible speech by individuals with hearing loss more attainable. The first is universal newborn hearing screening and the second is cochlear implantation (CI). 90% of… More

Tools for Automated Assessment of Language

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Sproat
Award Amount: $198,687.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Language and communication problems critically characterize a number of neurodevelopmental disorders including Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is increasingly recognized th at assessment should include spontaneous… More

User Adaptation of AAC Device Voices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Oregon Health And Science University
Principal Investigator: Esther Klabbers – 503-341-1192
Award Amount: $947,065.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Augmentative and alternative communication devices with voice output (also known as Speech Generating Devices, or SGDs) enable individuals to speak by electronic means. Typical users of SGDs are individuals who have suffered from a stroke, traumatic brain injury,… More

Computerized System for Phonemic Awareness Intervention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Pamela A. Connors – 503-341-1192
Award Amount: $216,403.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phonemic awareness, defined as ... the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in spoken words (National Institute for Literacy, 2000), is considered a necessary skill for literacy. The financial and quality-of-life costs of these… More

Computer-based auditory skill building program for aural (re)habilitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Pamela A. Connors – 503-341-1192
Award Amount: $994,515.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the MarkeTrak VII survey (Kochkin 2008), there are roughly 35 million individuals in the US with some degree of hearing loss. Of these, almost 10 million have hearing aids and 67,000 have cochlear implants.The goal of auditory (re)habilitation (AR)… More

Computer assisted disfluency counts for stuttered speech

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Peter A. Heeman – 503-341-1192
Award Amount: $891,129.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stuttering is a communication disorder characterized by disfluencies that may be frequent or disruptive to communication. Clinicians make extensive use of disfluency counts, for diagnosis, to assess treatment progress,and to document treatment outcomes. SLPs… More

Integrin Targeted Therapy for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Snider – 971-222-6550
Award Amount: $234,295.00
Abstract:
Summary Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is believed to be a widespread, under-diagnosed condition associated with detrimental health problems, at a high cost to society. The current gold standard for diagnosis of SDB is a time- consuming, expensive, and obtrusive (requiring many attached wires)… More