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USING TELEPHONE MEDIA TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11346
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11346
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Associated Enterprises Inc.
120 Admiral Cochrane Dr Annapolis, MD 21401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: USING TELEPHONE MEDIA TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $327,399.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESEARCH OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITYAND MERIT OF USING VOICE-MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, I.E., AUDIOTEX, TO DEVELOP AN AUDIO INFORMATION LIBRARY PROTOTYPE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY TO ENSURE A HEALTHY STANDARD OF LIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS. THE OPERATING HYPOTHESIS IS: A SIGNIFICANT NEED AND GROWING DEMAND FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY PLANNING EXISTSAMONG RETIREES AND PEOPLE PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, A SUBSTANTIAL BODY OF RESEARCH AND INFORMATION AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIESCURRENTLY EXIST TO MEET THAT NEED AND DEMAND. VOICE-MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY CAN BE APPLIED TO EFFECTIVELY AND INNOVATIVELY MATCH THIS NEED FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY PLANNING WITH THE EXISTING BODY OF INFORMATION. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES ARE TO: IDENTIFY ISSUES IN RETIREMENT AND INCOME SECURITY PLANNING; DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE AUDIOTEX LIBRARY OF RESEARCHED ISSUES IN RETIREMENT PLANNING; RESEARCH, WRITE, AND RECORD ALL AUDIOTEX MESSAGES FOR THE MARKET PROTOTYPE; CONDUCT A 6- TO 8-WEEK TEST OF THE PROTOTYPE; INITIALLY IDENTIFY POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND SOLICIT THEIR EVALUATIONS OF THE PROTOTYPE; AND EVALUATE PROTOTYPE AND TEST IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY AND POPULAR APPEAL.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Associated Enterprises Inc.
Annapolis Science Ctr 120 Admiral Cochrane Dr Annapolis, MD 21401

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