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LOW COST OCR READER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1449
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1449
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Materials Research
132 Chalmers Dr Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: LOW COST OCR READER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A LOW COST OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION DEVICE IS PROPOSED AS A PERIPHERAL FOR MICROCOMPUTERS. THE DEVICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPEECH OUTPUT WILL GIVE A LOW COST READING DEVICE AFFORDABLE BY VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS. THE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY WILL FOCUS ON A FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION OF A LOW COST PHOTO-DETECTOR IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRANSPORTABLE "C" CODE. THE WIDER COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF THIS DEVICE AS AN ARCHIVAL DATA ENTRY DEVICE ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE COMMERCIAL INCENTIVES TO LOWER THE PRICE TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS. TO THIS END, THE PROPOSER WILL LOCATE SOURCES OF PRIVATE FUNDS.

Principal Investigator:

John Brookes
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Materials Research Co
2398 4th St Berkeley, CA 94710

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