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THE DEVELOPMENT OF TELEPHONE AUGMENTATIVE DEVICES FOR THE SPEECH- AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5309
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5309
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Triangle Research and Development Corporation
PO Box 12696 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0269
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF TELEPHONE AUGMENTATIVE DEVICES FOR THE SPEECH- AND HEARING-IMPAIRED IS RECOGNIZED AS AN IMPORTANT AREA FOR INVESTIGATION.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF TELEPHONE AUGMENTATIVE DEVICES FOR THE SPEECH- AND HEARING-IMPAIRED IS RECOGNIZED AS AN IMPORTANT AREA FOR INVESTIGATION. SPECIFICALLY, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POCKET-SIZED AID THAT IS SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATELY INEXPENSIVE FOR LOWER-INCOME INDIVIDUALS IS SEEN AS NEEDING FURTHER ATTENTION. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM,RESEARCHERS WILL (1) DEVELOP AND TEST, WITH THE AID OF TRAINED CLINICIANS, SOME PROTOTYPE RECEIVE-ONLY DEVICES FOR USE WITH THE TELEPHONE; (2) IDENTIFY THE MORE SOPHISTICATED REQUIREMENTS FOR A MORE ADVANCED DEVICE, WITH THE AID OF A PROGRAMMED MICROCOMPUTER; AND (3) DESIGN AND FABRICATE A BREADBOARD CIRCUIT THAT CONTAINS THE FEATURES (INCLUDING SPEECH SYNTHESIS) INTO THE ADVANCED DEVICE. IF THE ANTICI- PATED RESULTS CONFIRM THE EFFICACY OF THE DEVICE, THE PROTOTYPE CIRCUIT WOULD LATER BE IMPROVED AND DEVELOPED FOR CLINICAL TESTING DURING PHASE II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH ASIMPLE TWO-WAY, AUGMENTATIVE AID FOR TELEPHONE USAGE BY THE SPEECH/HEARING-IMPAIRED WOULD BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THAT SEGMENT OF SOCIETY, PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMERCIALIZATION, AND LOWER STILL ANOTHER BARRIER FOR HANDICAPPED CITIZENS.

Principal Investigator:

David p colvin
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
9194672878

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Triangle Research & Developmen
Po Box 12696 Rsch Triangle Park, NC 27709

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No