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Handheld Apps for Cross-Cultural Training

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-002
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
11474 Corporate Blvd Suite 140 Orlando, FL 32817-8385
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Handheld Apps for Cross-Cultural Training
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0033
Award Amount: $98,968.00


For this SBIR project, Vcom3D proposes to develop a mobile app that provides both training and a performance aid for interacting with a foreign culture. The app will provide experiential learning in the form of immersion into a 3D interactive scenario, in which the user can observe, meet, build a rapport with, and negotiate with persons of a non-Western culture. We propose to develop an application for West African culture. However, by creating a modular architecture, we will provide a run-time framework and authoring tools that can be used to develop instructional content for any culture. Very importantly, the app will use Vcom3D's Plug-and-Play Communicating Avatar (PPCA) architecture for cross-platform compatibility with Android, iPhone/iPod, and PC.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Sims
Chief Technical Officer

Business Contact:

Carol Wideman
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vcom3D, Inc.(formerly Seamless Solutions, Inc.)
11474 Corporate Blvd. Suite 140 Orlando, FL 32817

EIN/Tax ID: 593419305
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No