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THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH ISTO PROMOTE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4679
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4679
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vantage Point Systems
9043 Dunloggin Ct Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH ISTO PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-HEALTH CARE BEHAVIORS AMONGTHE ELDERLY POPULATION.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRIMARY LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH ISTO PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-HEALTH CARE BEHAVIORS AMONGTHE ELDERLY POPULATION. SIMULATION STRATEGIES AND ADVANCES IN COMPUTER AND VIDEODISC TECHNOLOGY WILL BE APPLIED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS OBJECTIVE. THROUGH THE SIMULATIONS, OLDER INDIVIDUALS WILL EXPERIENCE HEALTH RELATED SCENARIOS IN WHICH THEY ROLE PLAY ASSERTIVE INDIVIDUALS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THEIR OWN HEALTH MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS. SPECIFICALLY, THE SIMULATION DESIGN AIMS TO ENHANCE AGING INDIVIDUALS' CONFIDENCE IN THEIR OWN ABILITY TO EXPRESS THEIR NEEDS, FEELINGS, AND OPINIONS IN AN OPEN, HONEST, AND DIRECT MANNER. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIORS AND APPROPRIATE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL COMPARE AND CONTRAST WAYS IN WHICH OLD AND YOUNG INDIVIDUALS PROCESS INFORMATION VIA THIS INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY. RESEARCHERS WILL ALSO STUDY HOW APPLICATIONS OFTHIS VERY EXPENSIVE MEDIUM CAN REACH THE TARGET AUDIENCE-THEELDERLY. THE RESEARCH WILL EXAMINE SOME OF THE CONSTRAINTS IN THE EXISTING HEALTH INFORMATION DELIVERY NETWORK AND PROPOSE SOLUTIONS TO ASSURE THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF THE VIDEODISC SIMULATION.

Principal Investigator:

Carolyn s lay
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Vantage Point Systems
9043 Dunloggin Court Ellicott City, MD 21043

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