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ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICE MOUSE EMULATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7671
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7671
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Computability Corp
40000 Grand River Suite 109 Novi, MI 48050
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICE MOUSE EMULATOR
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $185,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE EVOLUTION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY HAD LED TO APPLICATIONSAND OPERATING SYSTEMS REQUIRING THE USE OF A MOUSE AS THE OPTIMUM INPUT METHOD. A VARIETY OF ALTERNATE KEYBOARD INPUT METHODS CURRENTLY EXIST TO ASSIST THE DISABLED INDIVIDUAL INACCESSING COMPUTERS, BUT MOST DON'T SUPPORT MOUSE FUNCTIONS.THE ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICE MOUSE EMULATOR (C), AID-ME(C), WOULD PROVIDE THE LINK BETWEEN THESE ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICESAND THE MOUSE PORTS ON VARIOUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AID-ME REQUIRES THREE MMAJORTO BE FUNDED UNDER A PHASE I CONTRACT: 1. EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF CURRENT AND FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICES TO SUPPORT. 2. SELECTION OF COMPUTER MODELS THAT USE MOUSE INPUT TO SUPPORT. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN PROTOTYPE TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE APPROACH. COMPUTABILITY'S GOAL IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE AID-ME IS TO EX- PAND THE USE OF MICRO-COMPUTERS BY DISABLED INDIVIDUALS TO INCLUDE APPLICATIONS THAT REQUIRE MOUSE INPUT. THE AID-ME WILL BE A LOW COST, EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL DEVICE THAT LINKS EXISTING ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICES WITH THE MOUSE PORT ON SEL-ECTED COMPUTER MODELS AND WILL REQUIRE NO APPLICATION SOFT- WARE CHANGES. THE SYSTEM WILL USE LOW COST SPEECH RECOGNITION AND SYNTHE- SIS DEVICES. THESE DEVICES ARE ALREADY USED SUCCESSFULLY INOTHER COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

James B. Abbey
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computability Corp.
40,000 Grand River #109 Novi, MI 48050

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