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ATTENTION MODIFICATION SYSTEM FOR USE IN CLASSROOMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19165
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INVOTEK, INC.
1026 RIVERVIEW DR ALMA, AR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ATTENTION MODIFICATION SYSTEM FOR USE IN CLASSROOMS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

INVOTEK WILL BUILD AND EVALUATE A SECOND GENERATION PROTOTYPE WHICH PROVIDES CONSTANT FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION PROBLEMS. THE SYSTEM OPERATES ON THE PREMISE THAT GIVING A STUDENT POINTS TOWARDS PREDEFINED ON-TASK GOALS WILL MODIFY HIS/HER BEHAVIOR. THESE POINTS ARE ACCUMULATED ON THE DISPLAY OF A DEVICE WHICH LOOKS SIMILAR TO A COMMERCIAL PAGER, AND IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE STUDENT. IF THE STUDENT BECOMES OFF-TASK, THE DISPLAY STOPS COUNTING AND FLASHES TO GET ATTENTION OF THE STUDENT. CONTINUED OFF-TASK BEHAVIOR IS DISCOURAGED BY SUBTRACTING POINTS UNTIL THE STUDENT RETURNS TO ON-TASK BEHAVIOR. THE TEACHER DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT A STUDENT IS ON-TASK AND CHANGES THE OPERATING MODE OF THE STUDENT'S PAGER WITH A REMOTE CONTROL. THE SYSTEM WILL BE EVALUATED OVER ONE SEMESTER IN THE FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jakobs
5015757659

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Invotek Inc
700 W 20th St Fayetteville, AR 72701

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