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FROM INTERACTIVE FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO DRIVING SIMULATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13866
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13866
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sintex Corp
270 Spalding Cir Athens, GA 30605
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FROM INTERACTIVE FLIGHT SIMULATOR TO DRIVING SIMULATOR
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,800.00
 

Abstract:

DRIVING IS A BEHAVIOR THAT, LIKE FLYING, IS THOUGHT TO BE LARGELY GUIDED BY VISUAL INFORMATION. PUBLIC SAFETY DEMANDSTHAT THIS PRIVILEGE SOMETIMES BE DENIED, POSTPONED, OR REVOKED BECAUSE OF DEFICIENT VISION. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MINIMAL VISUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVING VARY MARKEDLY ACROSSSTATES. DETERMINING THE MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVING WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT AS THE PREVALENCE OF BOTHELDERLY AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS INCREASES. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP AN INTERACTIVE DRIVING SIMULATOR THAT COULD BE USED TO TRAIN, EVALUATE, AND STUDY DRIVING PERFORMANCE IN VISUALLY AND PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS AS WELL AS NEW AND ELDERLY DRIVERS. IN PHASE I, SINTEX CORPORATION WILL CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE INTERACTIVE DRIVING SIMULATOR INCORPORATING ADVANCED DISPLAYTECHNOLOGY, AS USED IN MODERN FLIGHT SIMULATION. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF PHASE I ARE: (1) TO DEVELOP REALISTIC VISUALS (THE DATABASE) FOR A DRIVING SIMULATOR AND (2) TO INTEGRATE THIS VISUAL DATABASE WITH, INITIALLY, THREE COMPONENTS OF A DRIVING CONSOLE: STEERING WHEEL, BRAKE, AND ACCELERATOR. IN PHASE II, THE VISUAL DATABASE WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDEBOTH A CRITICAL-INCIDENT AS WELL AS ROUTINE DRIVING SCENARIOS IN A WORKING PROTOTYPE. THE EFFICACY OF THIS PROTOTYPE WILL THEN BE FIELD-TESTED.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Sinclair
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sintex Corp
270 Spalding Cir Athens, GA 30605

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