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Company Information:

Company Name:
Vcom3D, Inc.
Address:
11474 Corporate Blvd
Suite 140
Orlando, FL 32817-8385
Phone:
(407) 737-7310
URL:
EIN:
593419305
DUNS:
799834254
Number of Employees:
25
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,196,462.00 28
SBIR Phase II $8,186,430.00 15
STTR Phase I $99,970.00 1
STTR Phase II $497,843.00 1

Award List:

Virtual Interview Exercises for Workplace Success (VIEWS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$60,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Roush
Abstract:
N/a

Technology and Tools for Creation of Reusable 3D Content in e-Learning Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
We propose to develop an authoring tool and run-time environment for learning modules based on reusable 3D components. For Phase I, we will define and develop a proof-of-concept authoring tool and run-time environment using VRML and Java. We will definea concept and interface standards for… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Software Tools for Authoring American Sign Language

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop software tools allowing educators, interpreters, and linguists skilled in American Sign Language (ASL), but not skilled in computer 3-D animation, to create fully grammatical synthesized ASL to provide access for Deaf and Hard of… More

SingSync: Software Tools for Synchronizing Sign language access to digital multimedia

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,980.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Virtual Interviews Exercises for Workplace Success

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Roush
Abstract:
N/a

Virtual Interviews Exercises for Workplace Success

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Roush
Abstract:
N/a

Emergency preparedness training software with universal access

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,830.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

3D Components for Virtual Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR project, we will create a full prototype of a SCORM-conformant Authoring Tool Suite that implements the Framework demonstrated as part of Phase I. This Authoring Tool Suite will integrate the Component Aggregation, Animation , andScripting elements into a unified, cohesive… More

3D Components for Virtual Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR project, we will create a full prototype of a SCORM-conformant Authoring Tool Suite that implements the Framework demonstrated as part of Phase I. This Authoring Tool Suite will integrate the Component Aggregation, Animation , andScripting elements into a unified, cohesive… More

SBIR Phase II: Software Tools for Authoring American Sign Language

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Roush
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a fully functioning prototype software tool that will allow educators, interpreters, and linguists skilled in American Sign Language (ASL), but not in computer 3-D animation, to create fully grammatical synthesized ASL. … More

SBIR Phase II: Software Tools for Authoring American Sign Language

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,247.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Roush
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a fully functioning prototype software tool that will allow educators, interpreters, and linguists skilled in American Sign Language (ASL), but not in computer 3-D animation, to create fully grammatical synthesized ASL. … More

SBIR/Phase I: The Accessible Semantic Web

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,870.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a proof-of-concept, multi-modal Universal Access Web Interface that provides the user with a choice between text, speech, and animated American Sign Language (ASL). A representative knowledgebase, encoded using Extensible Markup… More

On-demand, Controller-based Simulation for Human-Automation Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,911.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Human control and interaction with synthetic agents and environments has tremendous potential application in intelligent tutoring, performance analysis, human factors analysis, and distributed training. To date, this application has been limited by the cost of creating and maintaining simulations.… More

Confidential ASL Access for Medical Consultation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,950.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Miscommunication is a risk in virtually all conversations. When two people converse using different languages, miscommunication is nearly certain. And when the topic of discussion is personal medical information, the results could be tragic. The aim of this Phase… More

SBIR Phase II: The Accessible Semantic Web

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,881.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Busees Innovation Research Phase II Project proposes to develop an Accessibility Markup Language (AML) that annotates digital representations of English text with linguistic information needed for proper translation into other modalities, as required by persons with physical or cognitive… More

Multimedia Literacy Software for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visual Learners

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,907.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Development of a fully functional Multimedia Literacy Software (MLSW) progam to address the needs of deaf/hard of hearing and other students and identify best uses of the MLSW in instruction of reading skills

Software Tools for the Development and Reuse of Avatars with Culture-Specific Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
In order to increase the accessibility to courses in Foreign Languages and cultures, organizations such as the Defense Language Institute (DLI) are developing distributed learning courses that include responsive, multi-cultural avatars. Currently, training simulations employing these avatars must… More

SBIR Phase I: A Sign Parameter-to-Text Input Software for People Who Are Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop assistive technology software that provides an accessible input interface for people who are Deaf. Many Deaf individuals have difficulty with reading and writing English text. Although text is within the visual… More

Multimedia Literacy Software for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visual Learners

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,713.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Development of a fully functional Multimedia Literacy Software (MLSW) progam to address the needs of deaf/hard of hearing and other students and identify best uses of the MLSW in instruction of reading skills

Software Tools for the Development and Reuse of Avatars with Culture-Specific Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,409.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR Project, Vcom3D will develop and demonstrate a modular architecture for avatars whose behavior can be easily modified to model different cultures and contexts. Our approach will be to separate the "meaning and intent" of character interactions from the culturally-specific… More

Enriched Cross-Cultural and Language Familiarization Training Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase I SBIR project, we will develop a design baseline for authoring tools and a run-time environment for creating and delivering vignettes for cross-cultural and foreign language training. As part of these training vignettes, the learner will be able to interact with role-playing virtual… More

STTR Phase I: Lifelike Virtual Tutors to Support Authentic Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
TERC, Inc.
RI Contact:
Judy Vesel
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a proof-of-concept Web-delivered Virtual Reality (VR) simulation that incorporates lifelike virtual tutors capable of manipulating simulated objects and communicating in written or spoken English or sign language into TERC's… More

Task-based Interactive Language and Culture Trainer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase I SBIR project, we will identify promising, task-based instructional strategies for teaching foreign languages and cultures using authentic, interactive training vignettes. Using a standards-based framework for authoring and delivery, we will create proof-of-concept vignettes that… More

STTR Phase II: Lifelike Virtual Tutors to Support Authentic Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,843.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
TERC Inc
RI Contact:
Judy Vesel
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop proof-of-concept, Web- or CD-delivered Virtual Reality (VR) simulations that incorporate lifelike virtual tutors, capable of demonstrating and performing science experiments and communicating in written or spoken English or… More

Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,961.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The project is developing and evaluating a proof-of concept American Sign Language and Signed English dictionary for held hand computer and media player devices. The dictionary includes signed animations of English terms that can be difficult for learners who are deaf to master including: idioms,… More

Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing K 12 Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,961.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project creates and evaluates a mobile version of a Signing Science Dictionary with at least 1300 scientific terms.

Tools for Creating Objects and Behaviors for Distributed Simulations with a Cultural Context

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,766.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase I SBIR project, we will identify key aspects of culturally-influenced behaviors that can impact a soldier's or junior leader's ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with local populations and coalition forces during the conduct of peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. … More

Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing K 12 Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,722.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project creates and evaluates a mobile version of a Signing Science Dictionary with at least 1300 scientific terms.

SBIR Phase I: Life-like, Expressive Avatars for the Instruction of Young Learners who are Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project develops a system for creating animated stories and related instructional material in American Sign Language (ASL), with the goal of significantly improving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HH) K-12 student's opportunities to learn from… More

Pocket Email: Signing Science Pictionary for Young Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,973.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project develops and evaluates a prototype signing Science Pictionary (SSP) for bothpersonal computer and handheld applications. The mobile version of the dictionary provides mobilityand independence that leads to opportunity-based learning in classrooms, on field trips, or whilereading a book… More

Tools for Creating Objects and Behaviors for Distributed Simulations with a Cultural Context

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR project, Vcom3D will develop a distributed interactive simulation in which Soldiers can practice interactions with a local populace with different culture and language. This simulation will immerse Soldiers, live role-players, and computer-generated characters into… More

Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project develops software for hand held devices for use in elementary and secondarygrades. During Phase I of this project, Vcom3D developed and tested a prototype Mobile LanguageReference for students in the middle grades that included American Sign Language and Signed Englishdefinitions… More

Mobile Math Signing Dictionary for iPod Touch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,997.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students lag behind their hearing counterparts not only in reading and writing, but in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.  In previous collaborations, Vcom3D and TERC have developed PC-based and Mobile Signing Science Dictionaries for… More

Signing Science Pictionary for Young Learners Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In a previous collaboration, TERC and Vcom3D developed an illustrated PC-based Signing Science Dictionary (SSD) for students in Grades 4-8. Research findings show that the SSD helps build a communication bridge to promote teaming and communication of scientific ideas.  However, at the end of… More

SBIR Phase II: Life-like, Expressive Avatars for the Instruction of Young Learners who are Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$553,484.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will develop a new authoring tool that will allow persons proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) to create animated stories and instructional material in ASL. The goals of this authoring tool are: 1) to support the creation… More

Mobile Signing Earth Sciences Dictionary for Grades 9-12

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,978.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project develops and evaluates a Mobile Signing Earth Science Dictionary that provides animated American Sign Language and Signed English definitions for Apple’s newest touch tablet, iPad, and the existing and known technology of the iPod Touch. Using the mobile dictionary, Deaf and… More

Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
For this SBIR project, Vcom3D and our partners at Soar Technology propose to develop a toolkit for rapidly creating Serious Games that train tactical application of cultural knowledge in authentic, experiential environments. This toolkit will extend the two Company's platform independent… More

Handheld Apps for Cross-Cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
For this SBIR project, Vcom3D proposes to develop a mobile app that provides both training and a performance aid for interacting with a foreign culture. The app will provide experiential learning in the form of immersion into a 3D interactive scenario, in which the user can observe, meet, build a… More

Mobile Signing Math Dictionaries with Mouth Morphemes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,847.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hurdich – (407) 737-7310
Abstract:
Building on previous collaborations, Vcom3D and TERC develop and evaluate a Mobile Signing Math Pictionary (MSMP) that provides American Sign Language and Signed English definitions with human voice narration/lip-sync technology for Apple’s iPod Touch/iPad. Deaf and hard of hearing students lag… More

Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,950.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hurdich – (407) 737-7310
Abstract:
This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed… More

Serious Game for Continuity of Care Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,856.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer – (407) 737-7309
Abstract:
For this Phase I SBIR, Vcom3D will design a Web-based medical game for the development of the cognitive skills required to provide highest quality of care from far-forward locations through evacuation to level 1 trauma facilities. The training will empha

Mobile Communications App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,876.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hurdich – (407) 737-7310
Abstract:
This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed… More

Mobile Signing Math Dictionary with Mouth Morphemes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,849.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hurdich – (407) 737-7310
Abstract:
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Deaf/hh) persons rely heavily on facial movements for communication, whether in American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English (SE), or Spoken English. In ASL, signers add “mouth morphemes”, similar to speech movements, to signs to distinguish concepts that use the same… More

Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,031.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward M. Sims, Chief Technology Officer – (407) 737-7309
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR project, Vcom3D, with Soar Technology as subcontractor, proposes to develop a toolkit for rapidly creating Serious Games that train tactical application of cultural knowledge in authentic, experiential environments. This toolkit will extend the two companies"platform… More

Serious Game for Continuity of Care Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$997,269.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ed Sims, Chief Technology Officer – (407) 737-7309
Abstract:
For this Phase II SBIR project, Vcom3D proposes a Serious Game for Continuity of Care that trains combat physicians in making critical medical decisions when faced with a multiple-casualty, multi-trauma incident. The Serious Game for Continuity of Care will provide a fast-paced learning environment… More