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TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION FOR THE DEAF

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7363
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Duffy Engineering
7 Nashawena Rd Mashpee, MA 02649
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION FOR THE DEAF
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION BY THE DEAF AND DEAF-BLIND. THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART ALLOWS THESE PERSONS TO COMMUNICATE ON THE TELEPHONE WITH OTHERS WHEN BOTH ARE USING SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT WOULD REQUIRE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT BY THE HEARING-IMPAIRED PERSON ONLY. THE PROCESS IS BASED ON A COMMERCIAL MICROCOMPUTER CONVERTING TONE OR PULSE SIGNALS INTO ASCII COMBINATIONS. THIS ASCII CODE COULD THEN BE CONVERTED TO SCREEN OUTPUT OR INTERFACED WITH A BRAILLE-OUTPUT DEVICE (FOR THE DEAF-BLIND). A SPEECH-OUTPUT DEVICE COULD ALSO BE INCORPORATED FOR SPEECH-IMPAIRED PERSONS. THIS ASCII CONVERSION PROCESS WOULD BE INEXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE ONCE DEVELOPED. AS THE USER WOULD FREQUENTLY BE INTERACTING WITH NONDEAF PERSONS, DUFFY ENGINEERING'S SYSTEM WOULD BE GEARED TOWARD EASE OF USE BY THE PERSON WITHOUT THE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT.

Principal Investigator:

William F Duffy
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Duffy Engineering
7 Nashawena Road Mashpee, MA 02649

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