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AN INTERACTIVE BIOMEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSOR/ANALYZER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1478
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1478
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Innovision, Inc.
9581 Ridgehaven Court San Diego, CA 92123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: AN INTERACTIVE BIOMEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSOR/ANALYZER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $478,438.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT MORPHOMETRY AND IMAGE ANALYSIS SYSTEMS CAN BE BROADLY DIVIDED INTO THOSE WHICH DISPLAY AN IMAGE AND REQUIRE THE USER TO TRACE THE POINTS OR LINES CONSIDERED SIGNIFICANT, AND THOSE WHICH APPLY COMPLEX ALGORITHMS TO LOCATE SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS AUTONOMOUSLY. WE SEE A NEED FOR AN INTERMEDIATE TYPE OF SYSTEM IN WHICH THE USER COULD RAPIDLY INDICATE THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS AND ALLOW THE SYSTEM TO APPLY A SIMPLER RESTRICTED EDGE FINDING ALGORITHM TO DETERMINE THE EXACT LINE TO USE. SUCH A SYSTEM WOULD BE MUCH FASTER TO USE THAN "DUMB" MORPHOMETRY SYSTEMS AND MUCH LESS COSTLY TO OBTAIN OR USE THAN "INTELLIGENT" IMAGE ANALYZERS WHICH CURRENTLY COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. BY USING A NEW VLSI MICROPROCESSOR SPECIALIZED FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING TASKS WE BELIEVE WE CAN DESIGN A SYSTEM OF THIS TYPE TO SELL FOR $15,000 TO $20,000. THIS WOULD BRING POWERFUL IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY WITHIN THE REACH OF MANY MORE INVESTIGATORS.

Principal Investigator:

William C. Bradley
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Innovation Inc.
1009 Urban Ave Durham, NC 27701

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