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IMPROVED FOOT CONTROLLER FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11113
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11113
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Civilized Software, Inc.
7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suit Bethesda, MD 20814
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: IMPROVED FOOT CONTROLLER FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A "MOLE" IS A FOOT-CONTROLLED INPUT DEVICE FOR A COMPUTER, PARTICULARLY ONE CAPABLE OF SPECIFYING AN ON-SCREEN POSITION. THERE ARE SEVERAL SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICHA MOLE CAN FACILITATE COMPUTER ACCESS: (1) WHEN THE USER HASA PERMANENT HANDICAP OF THE UPPER BODY, BUT UNIMPAIRED LOWER BODY FUNCTIONALITY. SUCH HANDICAPS INCLUDE AMPUTATION, CONGENITAL DEFORMITY, ARTHRITIS, OR PARALYSIS; (2) WHEN THE USER HAS A TEMPORARY HANDICAP, E.G., A FRACTURE OR SPRAIN (FACILITY WITH THE MOLE IS ACQUIRED WITH JUST A LITTLE PRACTICE); AND (3) WHEN A TECHNICAL TASK REQUIRES THE USE OF BOTH HANDS, E.G., OPERATION OF A COMPUTER-CONTROLLED MICROSCOPE. MORE GENERALLY, A MOLE MAY BE USEFUL WHENEVER A LOCATIONAL DEVICE IS REQUIRED AS PART OF A MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE IN INDUSTRY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS. WORK IS IN PROGRESS ON THE LATEST MOLE PROTOTYPE. IN PHASE I, IT IS PLANNED TO: (1) INTERFACE THE CURRENT PROTOTYPE TO THE IBM PC/XT/AT, INITIALLY AS AN EMULATOR OF AMOUSE; (2) DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS INTERFACINGIN A SPECIFIC SOFTWARE APPLICATION INVOLVING MANIPULATION OFON-SCREEN OBJECTS; AND (3) SPECIFY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CURRENT PROTOTYPE THAT WOULD BE CARRIED OUT DURING PHASE II.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Civilized Software Inc.
7735 Old Georgetown Rd #410 Bethesda, MD 20814

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