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TELESIGN\VIDEO TELECOMMUNICATION OF SIGN LANGUAGE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16511
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Topologic Systems Corpon
205 South Main Street P O Bo X 582 Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: TELESIGN\VIDEO TELECOMMUNICATION OF SIGN LANGUAGE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,025.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROJECT IS INTENDED TO SUPPLY LOW COST VISUAL COMMUNICATION MEANS FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF SIGN LANGUAGE OVER THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY CONSTRUCTING A SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME TWO-WAY VISUAL TRANSMISSION OF UPPER BODY OR FULL-HEAD IMAGE SEQUENCES, FOR SIGN LANGUAGE AND LIP READING, RESPECTIVELY, WITH PARAMETERS ADAPTED TO THE ISDN NETWORK OR THE SUBSCRIBER TELEPHONE NETWORK, WITH A HIGH-SPEED MODEM. BINARY SKETCH-LIKE IMAGES WILL BE GENERATED TO ENABLE FULL MOTION VIDEO TRANSMISSION THROUGH STANDARD TELEPHONE LINES. THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO CARRY DIGITIZED SPEECH SIGNALS FOR USERS WITH RESIDUAL HEARING. A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THE PROJECT WILL FILL A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEED FOR A LARGE POPULATION OF HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEAF PEOPLE.

Principal Investigator:

Asimopoulos, Nikos
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Topologic Systems Corpon
205 South Main Street P O Bo X 582 Blacksburg, VA 24060

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