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Strategic Interactive Narration and Presentation Tool (SINAPT)

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Models, Inc.
10303 Sweetwood Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-5499
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Strategic Interactive Narration and Presentation Tool (SINAPT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0102
Award Amount: $98,650.00


In a world of increasingly complicated ideas, stakeholders need to rapidly, accurately, and effectively communicate ideas to audiences. Three main types of problems detract from this communication. First, the neural structure of the brain inhibits learning through several mechanisms. Second, audience understanding is partly dependent on interaction with the presenter and other members and buy-in to the contents of the presentation. Presentation tools often fail to provide this. Third, presentations often fail due to a presenter's failure to account for attributes such as culture and preferred modalities. To these three problems, SINAPT will present a three-pronged functionality: (1) algorithms to evaluate and improve presentations to conform to cognitive learning principles such as flashbulb memorization and memory consolidation; (2) it will allow both presenter and audience to interactively navigate through a modified and extended concept map of the presentation, so that participants aree able to alter the presentation in real-time and take home a interactive copy of the presentation at the end; (3) it will allow one to automatically test a presentation against a simulated or real audience and provide feedback to improve the presentation. Through these three functionalities, SINAPT can greatly assist both presenter and audience with communication of ideas.

Principal Investigator:

Yuri Levchyk
Chief Scientist

Business Contact:

Fariida Badalova
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10303 Sweetwood Ave Rockville, MD 20850

EIN/Tax ID: 205573692
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No