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A DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA FOR LOW-VISION AIDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19237
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19237
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: 1993
Title: A DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA FOR LOW-VISION AIDS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PROTOTYPE OF A NEW TYPE OF CAMERA WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR USE IN COMPUTER-BASED LOW-VISION AIDS. THE CAMERA WILL BE CAPABLE OF CLEARLY IMAGING BOOKS AND CURVED OBJECTS WITH NO PATIENT ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED FOR FOCUS, ILLUMINATION, OR CONTRAST. IMAGES WILL BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED IN BOTH LOW RESOLUTION REAL-TIME MODE AND HIGHER RESOLUTION CAPTURE MODE. THESE CAPABILITIES WILL ENABLE THE DIGITAL CAMERA TO REPLACE BOTH TELEVISION CAMERAS AND IMAGE SCANNERS IN ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER AND READING MACHINES APPLICATIONS, COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES OF CCTV-LIKE OVERHEAD VIEWING AND REAL-TIME IMAGING WITH THE ACCURACY AND RESOLUTION OF DIGITAL SCANNERS, AT COST COMPARABLE TO EXISTING LOW-END COMMERCIAL SCANNERS AND IN A TRANSPORTABLE PACKAGE.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Sussman
6176611455

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Winchester Digital Systems
10 Holworthy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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