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Practical Eye Tracking for Accessing Assistive Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76071
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD051067
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: 2005
Title: Practical Eye Tracking for Accessing Assistive Devices
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD051067-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this research is to determine the feasibility of a unique eye-tracking concept for controlling assistive devices. This access method may be exceptionally tolerant of head movement and can theoretically determine where the eye is targeted on a computer display to within +/- 0.3 inches. It does not require active devices to be mounted to the user. The system combines a unique contact lens and infrared tracking system to measure where a person is looking. The mathematical approach is computationally simple and efficient, opening the possibility that the system will be reasonably priced for the target population. The proposed eye-tracking system is specifically designed to meet the technology access needs of persons who presently have few or no access options, such as individuals with high spinal-cord injuries, brainstem strokes, or those who are in the late stages of degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is accomplished by developing a reasonably priced, practical eye-controlled access method for augmentative communication devices, environmental control units, and computers

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jakobs
5016324166
TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG

Business Contact:

Thomas Jakobs
4796324166
TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG
Small Business Information at Submission:

Invotek, Inc.
Invotek, Inc. 1026 Riverview Dr Alma, AR 72921

EIN/Tax ID: 710707978
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No