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Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93273
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S090130
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Medical Electronics Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #190 Maple Grove, MN 55369-5457
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S090130
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to create a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumer electronics devices.  Many millions of hearing aid users will benefit from this proposed technology.  The proposed solution will be based on a new ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partner IntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN) for use in micro-behind-the-ear (Micro-BTE) hearing aids.  Utilizing this novel wireless technology allows the proposed connectivity solution to be completely integrated into micro-BTE hearing aids.  Full integration has many advantages over current solutions.  IntriCon has long-standing component supplier relationships with the leading 6 hearing aid manufacturers (80% of market) and sells directly to the remaining 20%.  IntriCon plans to offer its new integrated wireless radio technology to all of these customers.  By leveraging this radio in the proposed add-on module for consumer electronics, the module will be compatible with many future wireless hearing aids.  The Phase II project will develop and test a production prototype system.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Havey
GHAVEY@AME-CORP.COM

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Medical Electronics Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Maplegrove, MN 55369

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