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A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
97999
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S100084
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
11550 N. Meridian St. Carmel, IN 46032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environments
Agency: ED
Contract: H1335100084
Award Amount: $499,996.00
 

Abstract:

This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of combining ground-breaking Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with an innovative approach and state of-the-art software to deliver a system capable of removing barriers in vocational settings. This system assists individuals with disabilities to orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational environments. The system also is designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects within their environment. Specific project objectives include: (1) determining end user requirements, (2) developing a proof-of-concept prototype of the system, and (3) evaluating the utility of the prototype with actual individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The system is also designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Sutter
steve@createabilityinc.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
5610 Crawfordsville Road Marion, IN 46224

EIN/Tax ID: 800001134
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No