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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Fate and Fortune: A Story-Based Algebra Simulator of High Seas Trade

    SBC: MidSchool Math, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0005

    With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of Fate and Fortune, a simulated learning environment aligned for grade 8 algebra. The prototype will include story-based adventure set in the era of the spice trade of the 1600s. In the multi-player game, the class of students must apply algebraic equations to advance and learn academic content. At the end of Phase I, i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. HomePortal – A Universal Home Environment for Individuals who are Blind or Have Visual Impairments.

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 84133S1

    Ironically people who are blind or have visual impairments that should benefit the most from technology, have great difficulty in interacting with modern home appliances and electronics. This is primarily due to a combination of a lack of accessible features, device complexity, or the lack of a centralized strategy. Current strategies do not incorporate reminders, the possible fixed income status ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  4. 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
  5. NEADL: Novel Electronic Aid for Daily Living System for People Who Cannot Use Their Hands

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 84133S1

    This project researches and develops natural support mechanisms to improve the quality of life for people who cannot use their hands and must use voice command or switch interfaces to interact with their environment. This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost efficiency of combining commercially available electronic aids for daily living (EADL) technology with an innovati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. iUtileyes: A Talking SmartPhone and Tablet Application that Helps People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired to Fully Utilize Devices with Visual Flat-Panel Displays

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 84133S1

    The goal of this project is to combine low cost consumer electronics with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver a device capable of removing barriers in vocational settings for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of combining ground-breaking image processing technology enabling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  7. Assembly Advisor

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: N/A

    This project researches and develops natural support mechanisms for people with intellectual disabilities that facilitate greater opportunities and independence in employment settings. This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of combining state-of-the-art portable wireless technology and sensor technology with an innovative approach to develop the first se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  8. myPad

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: N/A

    This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of combining portable console technology with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver a universal console system capable of removing barriers in independent living settings. Phase I specifically focuses on helping aging adults safely and independently accomplish typical instrumental activitie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  9. A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environment

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The overall goal of this multi-phase project is the development of a system that will help individuals orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational environments.  The system will also be designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects.  Various strategies and technologies have been introduced to provide navigation assistance, including devices that supp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  10. Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

    SBC: Criterion Health, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The three primary drive systems for power wheelchairs-front, middle and rear wheel drives-have a wide range of advantages and disadvantages.  Users select the drive system based on their individual needs.  Currently, no power wheelchair has a variable position drive system that the power wheelchair user can automatically move fore/aft through a range that will provide the benefits of rea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education

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