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Sensory Substitution System For Blind Children

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53985
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43EY013487-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WICAB, INC.
WICAB, INC. 8476 GREENWAY BLVD MIDDLETON, WI 53562
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Sensory Substitution System For Blind Children
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: This is a phase SBIR application to test the functionality of a electrotactile tongue stimulation system designed to be used as a substitute for vision by blind children. The device maps processed video signals into an array of electrodes that stimulate the tongue. The electrode array can be built into an orthodontic dental retainer or a pacifier, in the case of infants. Phase 1 is designed to validate the approach of tongue stimulation by evaluating the Outcome of training children to learn to "see" with a prototype device. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

Principal Investigator:

Kathi L. Kamm

Business Contact:


6082653757
Small Business Information at Submission:

WICAB, INC.
1300 UNIVERSITY AVE, RM 2756 MADISON, WI 53706

EIN/Tax ID: 391925917
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No