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Integrated Eye and Head Tracking for People with Severe Disabilities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
R43HD063169
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NICHD
Solicitation Number:
PA10-050
Small Business Information
INVOTEK, INC.
1026 RIVERVIEW DR ALMA, AR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Integrated Eye and Head Tracking for People with Severe Disabilities
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD063169-01A1
Award Amount: $120,643.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We will integrate head and eye movement into a new unified computer access method for people who have high spinal-cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), brainstem strokes, and degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We hypothesize that combining head and eye movement will improve a user's ability to control a computer by reducing the physical requirements for each type of movement. Consumers and assistive technology professionals willevaluate our prototypes so that reviewers of the Phase 2 proposal can judge the effectiveness, efficiency, and user acceptance of this new access method. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Computers enable many people with substantial disabilities to participatein home, work, and leisure activities. The proposed research aims to reduce the physical fatigue associated with computer access so that these people can participate more fully.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Jakobs
479-632-4166
tjakobs@invotek.org

Business Contact:

Thomas Jakobs
479-632-4166
tjakobs@invotek.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

INVOTEK, INC.
1026 RIVERVIEW DR ALMA, AR -

EIN/Tax ID: 171070797
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No