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SBIR Phase II: Real-Time Image Processing Based Motion Detection for Science…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63851
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0321625
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alberti's Window, LLC
304 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472 2401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase II: Real-Time Image Processing Based Motion Detection for Science and Mathematics Learning
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0321625
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will create a software-based, real-time, single camera, direct-to-computer, two-dimensional motion analysis system for education using image-processing technology. Image processing has not previously been used in educational motion detection. Compared to the commonly used methods--real-time one-dimensional graphing and frame-by-frame analysis of stored video--this innovation has many advantages, such as the simultaneous real-time display of video and graphs, multidimensional operation, ability to operate over any distance scale, display of the shape and orientation of objects, and the automatic generation of stroboscope-like images. This innovation creates the opportunity to surpass in learning effectiveness and ease-of-use the technologies now used widely in high school and college physics for the study of motion. In addition it will potentially reach a much larger group--mathematics classrooms from middle school through college. The system will operate with ordinary classroom computers and ordinary digital video cameras. Used in conjunction with inquiry-based curricula, Alberti's' Windows' system will be primarily used in physics and mathematics education classes. Improving the teaching of physics and mathematics is basic to science literacy and is essential to creating a technologically capable workforce. Ultimately, the following potential markets can also be explored: CAD/CAM, physiological/medical testing, sports, industrial monitoring and control, videogames, and security.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Antonucci

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alberti's Window, LLC
304 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472

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