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Digital Flight Gloves

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-029-1840
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-029
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126 Indianapolis, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Digital Flight Gloves
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-6186
Award Amount: $99,803.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: This program will develop lightweight, comfortable, instrumented flight gloves which enable the wearer to communicate via electronic messages that capture and represent gestures and actions made using the hands and arms. This capability allows for typing reports, issuing commands, and conveying other information by moving the fingers and arms in the air. Gestures can be used to produce symbols representing communications on a flight deck, or symbols which annotate the real world by creating geo-registered icons. Hand motions can be used to actuate equipment controls, replacing currently used keys, switches and buttons. BENEFIT: The digital gloves will enable people to communicate naturally using the hands and arms. Gestures and commands will be translated into electronic format and transmitted to a computer or communication network. As a general purpose interface, it can be used to communicate in environments with high noise levels or obscured sight lines, control computer systems or equipment, and allow finger or hand pointing to generate an input to digital systems.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Thogersen
Senior Engineer
(317) 842-6075
pthogersen@wolftechnical.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Ward
Business Manager
(317) 842-6075
jward@wolftechnical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126 Indianapolis, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 351399309
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No