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CORDLESS LIGHT PEN AND INTERFACE AUTHORING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19158
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19158
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED HUMAN FACTORS, INC.
5503 GRISSOM ROAD SUITE 162 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: CORDLESS LIGHT PEN AND INTERFACE AUTHORING SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $460,648.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR OTHER DISABILITIES WHO HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS AND COMMERCIALLY OFF-THE-SHELF SOFTWARE. THREE DEFICIENCIES IN CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SYSTEMS ARE A) MOST SYSTEMS DEMAND THE USE OF HANDS; B) THE RELATIVE INABILITY OF HEALHT-CARE PROVIDERS IN THE FIELD TO MODIFY THE USER INTERFACE TO ACCOMMODATE THE SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL, SITUATION AND TASK; C) THE INABILITY OF MANY SYSTEMS TO ACCESS POPULAR SOFTWARE PROGRAMS. HEAD-MOUNTED LIGHT PENS HAVE BEEN USED TO PROVIDE A "HANDS-FREE" INTERFACE. HOWEVER, THE PRESENCE OF AN ELECTRICAL CORD CAUSES SEVERAL PROBLEMS/CONCERNS. THE THREE OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH ARE: (1) TO BUILD AND DEMONSTRATE A CORDLESS LIGHT PEN; (2) TO DESIGN A CORRESPONDING USER INTERFACE AUTHORING SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS MORE FLEXIBILITY IN TAILORING THE INTERFACE TO THE INDIVIDUAL, SITUATION, AND TASK; (3) TO CREATE A "LAYERED INTERFACE" THAT WILL ALLOW USERS TO ACCESS POPULAR OFF-THE-SHELF APPLICATION PROGRAMS.

Principal Investigator:

James E Schroeder
2103664511

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Human Factor Inc.
1901 Nw Military Suite 108 San Antonio, TX 78213

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