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VOICE-AUGMENTED TELEPHONE ACCESS FOR QUADRIPLEGICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13746
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13746
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aicomm Inc
4020 W Chase Blvd #115 Raleigh, NC 27607
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: VOICE-AUGMENTED TELEPHONE ACCESS FOR QUADRIPLEGICS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,770.00
 

Abstract:

SPINAL CORD INJURY CAUSES DRAMATIC CHANGES IN A PERSON'S ABILITY TO FUNCTION PHYSICALLY, SEXUALLY, AND VOCATIONALLY IN SOCIETY. WITH PROPER REHABILITATION, MANY PARAPLEGICS AND SOME QUADRIPLEGICS ARE ABLE TO LIVE AND FUNCTION WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF INDEPENDENCE. THOSE WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF PARALYSIS (C-5 AND ABOVE) CURRENTLY MUST DEPEND ON FAMILY, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AND A VARIETY OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES TO ACCOMPLISH THE MOST BASIC ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE USE OF AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION TO ENHANCE THE USE OF THE TELEPHONE BY QUADRIPLEGICS. SIMPLE ACCESS TO THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM IS LIKELY INSUFFICIENT; THUS, IT IS ALSO PROPOSED TO EXAMINE THE USE OF THE SAME SYSTEM TO MAINTAIN VERBAL NOTES, ALLOWING THE QUADRIPLEGIC TO ACCESS THESE NOTES AS A NONPARALYZED INDIVIDUAL WOULD ACCESS WRITTEN NOTES. ADDITIONALLY, THE NEED FOR OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEVICES (E.G., LIGHTING, SECURITY) WILL BE ASSESSED FOR FUTURE WORK.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G Joost
9198390002

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aicomm Inc
4020 W Chase Blvd #115 Raleigh, NC 27607

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