USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
View profile »
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,966.00


Eye tracking and voice recognition provides a means for hands-free control of information displayed within a head-mounted display (HMD) device. This proposal outlines a program for combining eye tracking, voice recognition, and HMD technology to achieve an integrated hands-free soldier interface. With this device the soldier can quickly adapt displayed information to meet changing needs of the tactical environment. The proposed system will utilize real-time HMD eye tracking technology and interface evaluation tools developed by Cybernet Systems Corporation, as well as a commercial voice recognition package, to implement a rapid prototype in the Phase I. This prototype will be based on desktop computer/workstation operation. Miniature components and features will be identified for a portable, lightweight version to be implemented in a follow-on Phase II project. The proposed project will offer significant opportunities for commercialization in both military/government and industrial sectors. Applications include the soldier interface, remote driving enhancement, remote surgery applications, and many other virtual reality applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey C. Braun

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corp.
727 Airport Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No