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BLIND

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5311
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5311
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: BLIND
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,000.00
 

Abstract:

WITH THE ADVENT OF VLSI CIRCUITS AND THE INCREASING MINIA- TURIZATION OF COMPUTER AND VIDEO SYSTEMS, IT IS NOW POSSIBLETO DEVELOP SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, TRULY WEARABLE SOUND OR VISION SENSING AID SYSTEMS. TACTILE PERCEPTION PROVIDES A VERSATILE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL BETWEEN A SENSORY AID SYSTEMAND THE USER. A KEY COMPONENT IN SUCH A SENSORY AID SYSTEM IS A TACTILE TRANSDUCER. A NOVEL DESIGN FOR AN OPTOTACTILE TRANSDUCER WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE TRANSDUCER HAS THE POTEN-TIAL FOR BEING VERY COMPACT, HAVING A WIDE RANGE OF MODULA- TION CAPABILITIES, BEING HIGHLY RELIABLE, AND HAVING MODEST POWER CONSUMPTION. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING SUCH A TRANSDUCER BY BUILDING AND EVALUATING A DESK-TOP, LABORATORY VERSION OF THE TRANSDUCER.IF PROVEN FEASIBILE, A PORTABLE, MULTIPOINT TRANSDUCER WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Javier a valenzuela
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6036433800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc
Po Box 71 Etna Road Hanover, NH 03755

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