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Gesture-enhanced Word Prediction for On-screen Keyboards

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89260
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD058384
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: 2008
Title: Gesture-enhanced Word Prediction for On-screen Keyboards
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD058384-01
Award Amount: $99,510.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed research may offer people who rely on assistive technology an exceptionally efficient method for entering words into computers and other assistive devices. We accomplish this by designing an on-screen keybo ard that uses gesture- enhanced word prediction techniques. The keyboard is gesture aware in the sense that it enables a person to enter words by moving the mouse cursor toward several letters in a word without requiring the person to select each on-screen letter by dwelling or clicking on it. The combination of word prediction and gesture recognition techniques may reduce the number of on-screen letters that the user must select by up to 75%. We will develop a prototype of the proposed system, and people w ho rely on assistive devices will evaluate it. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE. The proposed research may offer people with severe disability an exceptionally efficient method for entering words into computers and other assistive devices.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jakobs
4796324166
TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG

Business Contact:


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