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Pressure-Based Interactive Training System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22169
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Breakthrough
131 Technology Innovation Cent Oakdale, IA 52319
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Pressure-Based Interactive Training System
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to develop a commercially available product which, by transducing force sensed from oral structures or other body parts, can provide diagnostic and therapeutic information for conditions arising from motor impairment, particularly speech disorders. The aims of the Phase I project are (1) to develop interactive software to interface with the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI+) for the purpose of examining relationships between control of articulation force and speech intelligibility in several clinical populations, (2) to test the feasibility of modifying behavior with an interactive, biofeedback training program for selected communication-disordered populations, and (3) to develop a multi-sensor tongue bulb. Dysarthric children and adults will be studied. To evaluate the validity of the interactive software/IPOI+ system, Phase II will extend the expected use of the IOPI+ software to other communication-disordered populations, persons with swallowing disorders, and persons who are physically challenged by poor motor control of the arms and hands.

Principal Investigator:

D C. Spriestersbach
3193354486

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Breakthrough
131 Technology Innovation Cent Oakdale, IA 52319

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