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DEVELOPMENT OF WEARABLE VIBROTACTILE AID

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
538
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scott Instruments Corp
1111 Willow Springs Dr Denton, TX 76201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF WEARABLE VIBROTACTILE AID
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSALIS TO DEVELOP A WEARABLE VIBROTACTILE TRANSDUCER FOR THE PROFOUNDLY HEARING-IMPAIRED. UNDER A SEPARATE CONTRACT WITHA MAJOR MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY, SCOTT IS DEVELOPING A PROCESSING UNIT FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT USERS. THE POSSIBILITYEXISTS THAT THE SAME PROCESSING UNIT CAN BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR A WEARABLE VIBROTACTILE AID. THIS GRANT WILL SUPPORT THE RESEARCH NECESSARY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THAT ADAPTATION. THE MAJOR EFFORT WILL BE PLACED ON THE DESIGN OF A LOW POWER WEARABLE TRANSDUCER ARRAY. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE AREA OF VIBROTACTILE AIDS FOR THE DEAF SINCE 1973. RECENTLY COMPLETED STUDIES WITH A PORTABLE, BUT NOT WEARABLE, AID WITH DEAF CHILDREN INDICATED THE EFFICACY OF VIBROTACTILE STIMULATION AS A TEACHING AID BUT DEFINITELY INDICATED THE NEED FOR A COSMETICALLY ACCEPTABLE, WEARABLE UNIT. ADDITIONAL STUDIES WITH PROFOUNDLY DEAF ADULTS ALSO STRONGLYINDICATE THE NEED FOR A WEARABLE DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Scott
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scott Instruments Corp
1111 Willow Springs Drive Denton, TX 76201

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