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Company Information:

Company Name:
Ascent Technology
Address:
2301 Panorama Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
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Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $217,950.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,027,855.00 2

Award List:

Handheld, Tactual Output, Reading and Writing Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
James T. Sears
Abstract:
The research will investigate a uniquely configured optical to tactile converter which packages both the optical camera and a miniaturized vibrotactile display into a compact handheld configuration. The increased haptic awareness afforded to the user by this configuration is expected to improve the… More

Parameterization of Kinesthetic Output Mobility Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
James T. Sears
Abstract:
This research will investigate a blind mobility aid which uses kinesthetic feedback to intuitively communicate to the user the range and texture of surfaces in the extended environment. The handheld device will contain an infrared optical ranging module with the range output. The sensitivity and… More

Miniature, Voice Output, Independent Reading Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$17,950.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
James T. Sears
Abstract:
N/a

Geriatric Independent Reading Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
James Sears
Abstract:
N/a

Miniature, Voice Output, Independent Reading Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$278,219.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
James T. Sears
Abstract:
N/a

Geriatric Independent Reading Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,636.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
James Sears
Abstract:
We will develop and test an innovative computer Assisted reading device for improving the ability ovisually impaired users to complete independent living tasks. The unique optical character recognitidevice requires only one hand for operation and can read food and pharmacological packaging… More