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HEADMOUSE: A HEAD DIRECTION USER-COMPUTER INTERFACE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21685
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pantech Inc.
902 E 2nd Ave Coralville, IA 52241
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: HEADMOUSE: A HEAD DIRECTION USER-COMPUTER INTERFACE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

HEADMOUSE IS AN INEXPENSIVE MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED INFRARED-LIGHT-BASED SYSTEM THAT INDICATES HEAD POSITION IN REAL-TIME, SO AS TO ENABLE A COMPUTER USER TO CONTROL CURSOR MOVEMENT ON A COMPUTER DISPLAY BY HEAD MOVEMENT WITHOUT ANY HEAD CONSTRAINTS OR HEAD MOUNTED APPARATUS (GLASSES, HELMET, ETC.). BY ACTIVATING THE SYSTEM USING A DESIGNATED KEY ON A STANDARD KEYBOARD OR BY USING A FOOT-OPERATED OR OTHER KIND OF SWITCH OR SPECIAL HEAD MOTION, THE USER CAN POSITION THE CURSOR IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE CONVENTIONAL MOUSE BY CHANGING HEAD DIRECTION THEREBY ALLOWING USE OF PRESENTLY AVAILABLE SOFTWARE. SUCH A HEAD DIRECTION USER-COMPUTER INTERFACE SHOULD BE COMPETITIVE FOR THE GENERAL PERSONAL COMPUTER "MOUSE" MARKET, AND SHOULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES IN LAPTOP, DISABLED, ORIENTAL CHARACTER, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MILITARY NICHE MARKETS. IT COULD ALSO EASILY BE ADAPTED TO OPERATE AS A THREE-DIMENSIONAL HEADMOUSE.

Principal Investigator:

Shaugun Pan
3193391142

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pantech Inc.
902 E 2nd Ave Coralville, IA 52241

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