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SBIR Phase I: Siftables - distributed, gestural human computer interaction

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91115
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912880
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Taco Lab LLC
3835 25th St San Francisco, CA 94114-3905
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Siftables - distributed, gestural human computer interaction
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0912880
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to accelerate construction of humane, efficient and intuitive user interface (UI) - a system of small, wireless, gesture-sensitive displays that act in concert as one interface. People can efficiently execute cognitive tasks through spatial manipulation of groups of physical objects. New gesture-based UIs recently launched into the market indicate that market and technology conditions are right to develop multi-object interfaces - systems that elegantly connect the (increasingly smart) world of physical objects to networked digital information. If successful, the approach will provide a UI that can address a broad range of human-computer tasks, from media creation to data analysis to social communication. In the immediate term, a novel interactive entertainment system, building on existing, successful set of game applications will be deployed. Historically, the entertainment domain has provided a profitable staging area in which to introduce novel UI systems. This market is large, has price flexibility, and its consumers have a demonstrated desire for novel interactions. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

Principal Investigator:

Jeevan Kalanithi
MS
4159947035
jeevan@tacolab.com

Business Contact:

Jeevan Kalanithi
MS
4159947035
jeevan@tacolab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Taco Lab LLC
3835 25th St San Francisco, CA 94114

EIN/Tax ID: 262143910
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No