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A COMPUTER-AIDED SPEECH FLUENCY ESTABLISHMENT TRAINER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3278
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3278
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Annandale Fluency Clinic
4208 Evergreen Lane Annandale, VA 22003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A COMPUTER-AIDED SPEECH FLUENCY ESTABLISHMENT TRAINER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR DEVELOPED, AND HAS EMPLOYED IN PRIVATE PRACTICE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, A MICROCOMPUTER-AIDED STUTTERING THERAPY PROGRAM USING AN APPLE IIE, SOFTWARE, AND HARDWARE CONFIGURATION, WHICH HAS DEMONSTRATED HIGH EFFECTIVENESS AS WELL AS HIGH EFFICIENCY IN PRODUCING FLUENT, NORMAL SOUNDING SPEECH IN ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS WHO STUTTER. THE PROGRAM IS EASILY ADMINISTERED PHASE I FUNDING WILL BE USED TO PERFORM VALIDATION AND NORMATIVE STUDIES WITH THE PRESENT SYSTEM, COMPLETE SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS, PREPARE A COMPLETE APPLICATION MANUAL FOR THE USER-CLINICIAN, AND PREPARE SPECIFICATIONS AND SELECT A DEVELOPER/MANUFACTURER FOR ADAPTING THE TECHNOLOGY NOW IN USE FOR COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION. FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PHASE I, THE NEW ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MUST BE DEVELOPED, TESTED, AND PUT INTO SERIAL PRODUCTION FOR MARKETING. THE EXPECTED COMMERCIAL MARKET INCLUDES SCHOOLS (WHO IN GENERAL ARE ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH MICROCOMPUTERS), UNIVERSITY SPEECH AND HEARING CLINICS, PRIVATE PRACTICES, AND PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS. THE PRODUCT WILL BE MARKETABLE BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD, SINCE IT APPEARS TO BE EQUALLY EFFECTIVE IN ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES. THE TECHNOLOGY ALSO HAS WIDESPREAD APPLICABILITY WITH VOICE AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS, WIDENING THE POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL MARKET.

Principal Investigator:

Martha D. Goebel
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Annandale Fluency Clinic
4208 Evergreen Lane Annandale, VA 22003

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