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SENSORY ROUTES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6938
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6938
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Covox Inc
675-d Conger St Eugene, OR 97402
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SENSORY ROUTES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

AIDING THE HEARING HANDICAPPED IN PERCEIVING SPEECH BY THE SENSE OF TOUCH REQUIRES FIRST THAT SPEECH CUES BE ACQUIRED AND RECONSTRUCTED TO LOW DATA RATE FORM, COMPARABLE TO THAT CONVEYED BY VISUAL SIGNING AND TACTILE BRAILLE. SEVERAL PROMISING CUE EXTRACTING METHODS ARE DESCRIBED BASED ON EXISTING COVOX WORLD RECOGNITION PRODUCTS AS WELL AS ON STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES WHICH USE OVERLAPPING FILTERING MECHANISMS SUGGESIVE OF THE HUMAN EAR.THE EXTRACTED CUES ARE THEN CONVERTED TO TACTILE FORM IN A MANNER PREVIOUSLY DEMONSTRATED WITH ARTIFICIALLY GENERATED SPEECH AS A SPEECH COMPATIBLE TACTILE CODE. RESULTS OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE RESEARCH WILL BE TWO OR MORE WORKABLE DEMONSTRABLE SYSTEMS WITH SUFFICIENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONSBEING MADE TO DEFINE THE SUBSEQUENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTPROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

John l stewart
PRESIDENT

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covox Inc
675-d Conger St Eugene, OR 97402

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