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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 April, 2020.

  1. Language Learning Experience in Virtual Reality

    SBC: A P Ventures, LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a prototype of a virtual reality environment for high school students who are learning a foreign language. Students will become active participants in virtual scenarios using the target language of instruction (Russian in Phase I), with listening comprehension, vocabulary acquisition and recall, and grammar development occurring implicitly in simulated real-world context. At ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Rates in pre-K Through 6

    SBC: Speak Agent, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of a tool for touch-screen mobile devices to support students in pre-kindergarten to grade 6 who have special communication needs. The product will include artificial intelligence software that will adapt the prompts and cues to the needs of individual students. In the Phase I pilot research, the team will examine whether the prototype functions as planne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  3. MyASL Quizmaker

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking students, as few exist specifically for students who use ASL. Not surprisingly, prior research shows ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  4. Computer and online software that provides ASL translation and publishing capabilities

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: 84133S1

    This project addresses the need for improved literacy of deaf and other special needs children and youth by producing DVD and online software, myASL Publisher. This software enables a teacher or parent to publish American Sign Language (ASL) instructional material with instantaneously translated sign (graphics)-supported text, ASL with voice-over video clips that will “play” the contents, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  5. MenuChoice:Nutrition Program for Community-based Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    SBC: GOOD NUTRITION IDEAS, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a nutrition program, MenuChoice©, for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). Adults with IDD experience poorer nutritional health and more nutrition-related secondary conditions than adults without disabilities. These conditions are preventable and modifiable through a safe, healthful diet, but multiple challenges precl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

    SBC: Anthrotronix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates the technical feasibility of implementing a suite of Social Activity Modules to be used with the CosmoBot™ system, an interactive robotic toolkit, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CosmoBot™ system is equipped with social activity modules and interactive games to engage multiple children, providing an engaging, effective mode of d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  7. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. Multi-Modal Authoring Tool to Develop Age Appropriate Computer Learning for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Delays

    SBC: Anthrotronix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A multi-modal computer interface device and authoring toolkit for the development of age-appropriate computer learning for children and adolescents with developmental delays

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  9. AcceleGlove: Use as Sign Language Interpretation Instrumentation

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: N/A

    Develops a fully bioelectric , portable gesturing device that translates American Sign Language into English text and audio through two different versions wired (Phase I) and wireless (Phase II)

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  10. A Smart-Phone Based Text and Sign Reader for Persons with Visual Disabilities

    SBC: APPLIED MEDIA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project demonstrates the technical feasibility of smart-phone technology that utilizes a text and sign reader. A portable software module is compatible with existing personal devices and provides access to textual materials for persons with visual disabilities. Previous work on Optical Character Recognition is appplied to cutting edge recongnition technology for mobile devices which assist p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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