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Personal Navigation System for the Blind using High-Sensitivity Indoor GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80577
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EY017228
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #188 Maple Grove, MN 55369-5457
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Personal Navigation System for the Blind using High-Sensitivity Indoor GPS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43EY017228-01
Award Amount: $99,786.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technologies (KBT) proposes to develop a small, low-cost indoor personal navigation device. Indoor navigation technology is needed to support seamless mobility for the visually impaired. A number of location devices have been created, but thus far they all have major drawbacks, which limit their widespread use. Recently developed high-sensitivity indoor GPS technology makes indoor GPS navigation feasible. This new technology has the capability to track locations inside buildings without any special building infrastructure. The objective of this phase I project is to establish the feasibility of creating a small, low-cost input device that provides position and orientation information suitable for an indoor personal navigation device. If feasible, the phase II project will develop a production prototype and conduct human trials using the input device in conjunction with indoor databases and an interface for visually impaired users.

Principal Investigator:

Erik Lange
6127301091
erik.lange@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Patrick Lichter
6127301091
PLICHTER@COMCAST.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT
KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 6901 E. Fish Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369

EIN/Tax ID: 411943230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No