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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. RESEARCH FEASIBILITY OF A PORTABLE, REAL-TIME STENOGRAPHIC DEVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

    SBC: Advanced Technical Concepts            Topic: N/A

    IT IS THE INTENT OF THIS PROJECT TO RESEARCH THE VARIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STENOGRAPHIC DEVICECAPABLE OF INSTANTLY CONVERTING THE SPOKEN WORD INTO SOME TYPE OF VISUAL "TEXT" DISPLAY THAT WOULD BENEFIT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED. THE DEVICE SHOULD BE A PORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, SELF-CONTAINED UNIT THAT COULD BE EASILY MOVED FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER AND SET UP FOR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  2. NEURAL NETWORK INTERFACE FOR UPPER EXTREMITY PROSTHESIS CONTROL

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    A NATURAL FUNCTION PROSTHESIS INTERFACE FOR AMPUTEES AND VICTIMS OF UPPER EXTREMITY DYSFUNCTION CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED USING AN INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER TO INTERPRET THE AVAILABLE NEURAL SIGNAL DATA FOR CONTROL OF A ROBOTIC ARM. THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A SUFFICIENTLY SOPHISTICATED NATURAL FUNCTION INTERFACE WHICH USES NEURAL NETWORKS TO PROVIDE SIMULATED MUSCULAR CONTROL AND REFLEX. THE OBJECTIVES OF TH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUNCTION AND UTILITY OF AN EXTENDIBLE PNEUMATIC MOUTHSTICK

    SBC: ANHOLT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MOUTHSTICKS OR ORTHODONTIC ORTHOSES ARE WIDELY USED BY PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CHORD INJURIES OR SIMILAR DISABILITIES TO INCREASE CONTROL OVER THEIR ENVIRONMENT. PEOPLE WITH THE ADDITIONAL LIMITATION OF LITTLE OR NO ANTERIOR/POSTERIOR HEAD MOTION MAY BENEFIT FROM AN EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICK. HOWEVER, COMMERCIAL EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICKS SUFFER IN THAT THEIR ACTION IS OFTEN SLOW, EXTENDIBILITY IS LIMITED, OR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  4. FAMILIES: THE VITAL LINK- A VIDEOTAPE SERIES RESPONSIVE TO DIVERSE FAMILIES OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

    SBC: SVR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AND DISSEMINATE VIDEOTAPE PRODUCTS THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE FAMILIES' KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR WHO ARE AT-RISK FOR DISABILITIES. THE VIDEOTAPES WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY-CENTERED AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE AD WILL PORTRAY EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ACCESSING EARLY INTERVEN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  5. A KEYBOARD/VOICE INTERFACE FOR USE OF AN ON-LINE LIBRARY SYSTEM BY THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED

    SBC: Vatell Corporation            Topic: N/A

    TODAY BUSINESSES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND FAMILIES ARE MORE THAN EVER DEPENDENT ON ACCESS TO MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION. THE "INFORMATION EXPLOSION" HAS RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD IMPLEMENTATION OF LARGE DATA BASES SUCH AS THE VIRGINIA TECH LIBRARY SYSTEM (VTLS). ACCESS TO THESE SYSTEMS HAS BECOME A VIRTUAL NECESSITY FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. DEVELOPMENT OF A CONVENIENT, EASILY LEARNED KE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  6. EXTRACTION OF COPPER AND ZINC FROM MIXED-METAL CYANIDE SOLUTION USING SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION

    SBC: Chromatochem Inc.            Topic: N/A

    REMOVAL OF TOXIC METALS FROM WASTEWATER STREAMS HAS BECOME A PROBLEM OF INCREASING NATIONAL IMPORTANCE, AS A RESULT OF INCREASING CONCERN FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND INCREASINGLY STRINGENT WASTE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS. CHROMATOCHEM, INC., HAS DEVELOPED AN ECONOMICAL AND EFFECTIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE REMOVAL OF LOW LEVELS OF TOXIC METAL IONS FROM WASTEWATER STREAMS, USING SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION (SPE) ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. REMOVAL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM GASEOUS EFFLUENT STREAMS BY NOVEL PERFLUOROMEMBRANES

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. FREEZE CONCENTRATION AND RECYCLE OF PLATING WASTES

    SBC: Exstar International Corp            Topic: N/A

    RINSE WATER AND OTHER AQUEOUS WASTES FROM METAL FINISHING OPERATIONS PRESENT A DISPOSAL PROBLEM BECAUSE OF THEIR HEAVY METAL AND AGGRESSIVE CHEMICAL CONTENT. GENERALLY, THESE WASTES ARE TREATED CHEMICALLY TO PRECIPITATE THE METALIONS AS OXIDES OR HYDROXIDES. THIS TREATMENT IS COSTLY BECAUSE IT INVOLVES THE ADDITION OF CHEMICALS, DISPOSAL OF SLUDGE WITH LOSS OF VALUABLE METALS, AND LOSS OF THE HIGH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. MICROBIAL REMOVAL OF ORGANIC SULFUR FROM COAL

    SBC: J.k. Research            Topic: N/A

    THE U.S. POSSESSES HUGE COAL RESERVES, BUT SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2) RELEASED UPON COMBUSTION IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO ACID RAIN. SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROBIAL PROCESSES FOR PRECOMBUSTION REMOVALOF INORGANIC SULFUR FROM COAL. THIOBACILLUS AND SULFOLOBUS SP. HAVE BEEN MOST FREQUENTLY EMPLOYED. THEY ARE OPTIMALLY ADAPTED TO FUNCTION AT A PH BELOW 3 AND OFTEN AT ELEV ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. DEVELOPMENT OR ADAPTATION OF DEVICES MECHANISMS OR TECHNIQUES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES "AN INEXPENSIVE MODEM AD-ON ACCESSORY FOR TDD COMMUNICATION"

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES AN APPROACH THAT ALLOWS MODERN COMPUTER HARDWARE TO BE USED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES FOR THE DEAF (TDD). A DEVICE TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY STANDARD COMPUTER MODEM WILL PROVIDE THE INTERFACE AND CONVERSION NECESARY FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE. THE PROPOSED DEVICE WILL USE LOW COST DIGITAL PROCESSING HARDWARE AND ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. THE MICR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
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