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Wii-see, a Wii-based Multimodal Access System for Assistive Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93879
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD060312
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: 2009
Title: Wii-see, a Wii-based Multimodal Access System for Assistive Devices
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD060312-01A1
Award Amount: $107,848.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The access options for people with disabilities who rely on their hands to control an assistive device have not improved in many years. The proposed project creates a new input method for assistive devices in which the size, shape, and function of the access area are customizable to the needs and abilities of the user. To accomplish this we will use the remote control for the Nintendo Wii to track hand movements over an image palette and translate these movements into co mputer-control functions. This access method combines the advantages of low-tech and high-tech access techniques to create a new access method that we have named Wii-see. During this Phase 1 project, the research team will design and build a first generati on prototype of Wii-see. Consumers and assistive technology professionals will evaluate this prototype so that reviewers of the Phase 2 proposal can judge the effectiveness, efficiency, and user acceptance of Wii-see as an access method. PUBLIC HEALTH RELE VANCE: Computers enable many people with substantial disabilities to participate in home, work, and leisure activities. The proposed research aims to reduce the physical fatigue associated with computer access so that these people can participate more full y.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jakobs
4796324166
TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG

Business Contact:

Thomas Jakobs
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