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Software for Computer Input Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66197
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD045015
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Software for Computer Input Devices
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD045015-01
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to improve interventions in the area of computer use for people with disabilities through the development of a software agent for the configuration of computer input devices. Because each person's disability is unique, tuning these devices to each user's strengths and limitations is often critical for success. The software will assess current user performance with an input device and recommend the appropriate configuration for that device. Three main groups of input devices will be supported: keyboards, mice and other pointing devices, and switches. In Phase I, the following goals will be achieved: 1. Specify system requirements, design user interface and modular system architecture to support a wide range of input devices. 2. Develop a prototype which implements configuration agents for specific aspects of keyboard, mouse, and switch use. 3. Evaluate the prototype with target users for technical feasibility and effectiveness. 4. Refine the prototype design based on interative feedback during the evaluation process. Subsequent development in Phase II will expand the prototype to cover a larger range of input device settings.

Principal Investigator:

Heidi H. Koester
7346634295
HHK@KPROLINE.COM

Business Contact:

Heidi Koester
3136637292
HHK@KPRONLINE.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

KOESTER PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
KOESTER PERFORMANCE RESEARCH 1721 ABBOTT AVE 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