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AN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER FOR LOW VISION PATIENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
8008
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Winchester Digital Systems
10 Holworthy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: AN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER FOR LOW VISION PATIENTS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PROTOTYPE OF A NEW MICROCOMPUTER-BASED "INTELLIGENT" MAGNIFIER, THE DIGITAL DOCUMENT MAGNIFIER (DDM), WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR USE AS A LOW VISION AID. THE DDM USES A HIGH RESOLUTION SCANNER TO PROVIDE CCTV-LIKE EASE OF DOCUMENT IMAGE ACQUISITION AND IMAGE QUALITY, TOGETHER WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF MAGNIFIED IMAGE MANIPULATION OF PREVIOUS COMPUTER-BASED MAGNIFIERS, AS WELL AS OFFERING LOW VISION "USER FRIENDLY" FEATURES NOT PROVIDED ON ANY PREVIOUS MAGNIFICATION SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS CONTROLLED ENTIRELY BY A TRACKBALL, MOUSE OR JOYSTICK, INCLUDING PARAMETER MODIFICATION BY THE USER VIA PULL DOWN MENU. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A DEDICATED STANDALONE PORTABLE VERSION OF THE DDM COULD BE DESIGNED, UNDER A PHASE II PROPOSAL, THAT COULD BE PRODUCED AT AN END USER COST OF LESSTHAN $2,500.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Winchester Digital Systems
10 Holworthy St Cambridge, MA 02138

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