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SOFTWARE FOR ASSESSING COMPUTER USAGE SKILLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55960
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R42NS036252-02A1
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Koester Performance Research
2408 Antietam Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: SOFTWARE FOR ASSESSING COMPUTER USAGE SKILLS
Agency: HHS
Contract: PHS2001-2
Award Amount: $249,151.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: Accurate functional assessment of a user's abilities is a key component of successful computer access interventions. Continued development of an easy-to-use software tool is proposed for measuring users' skills in various kinds of computer interaction, including motor actions, perceptual activities, and cognitive activities. This tool will help practitioners diagnose difficulties with an existing interface, evaluate and compare the expected performance with candidate access systems, plan training interventions, track changes in a user's abilities over time, and measure the overall effectiveness of an intervention. In Phase I, we successfully designed, developed, and evaluated a working prototype for the computerized assessment of keyboard and pointing input skills. Phase II will expand the system to incorporate other skill families, such as switch use, and additional features based on feedback from Phase I evaluators. By the end of Phase II, we will have market-ready systems for both the Macintosh and Windows computer platforms. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available

Principal Investigator:

Heidi H. Koester
3136637292
HHK@UMICH.EDU

Business Contact:


3136637292
Small Business Information at Submission:

KOESTER PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
1721 ABBOTT ANN ARBOR, MI 48103 ANN ARBOR, MI 48103

EIN/Tax ID: 013623910
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
YPSILANTI, MI 48197
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university