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  1. Engaging Spanish-English Preschool Teachers to Make Data-Based Decisions in Authentic Settings

    SBC: EARLY LEARNING LABS, INC.            Topic: 1

    This project team will develop and test a prototype app of a screening assessment for children who are Spanish-English Dual Language Learners (SE-DLL) in early education. The prototype will provide formative assessment reports to teachers to guide their decision-making, and will include a series of videos to increase knowledge on core competencies of supporting SE-DLL children. At the end of Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  2. Wheelchair Optimal Route Planning for Public Urban and Indoor Places

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Innovative Design Labs (IDL) proposes to create a system which helps guide wheelchair users along the best path through complex urban landscapes. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) were established in 1990 the ability of wheelchair users to navigate has greatly improved. However, there are still many areas in which modification for accessibility was not “r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  3. Monitoring Individuals at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The project will create an affordable system to monitor adolescent athletes in contact sports to identify individuals at risk for traumatic brain injury from continual sub-concussive impacts. The need is to reduce the risk of long term brain injury by providing tools to tell when it's risky/safe to play and find areas where strength training and technique may reduce risk on an individual level. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  4. Sensing and Control of Stand-To-Sit Motions of a Wearable Bionics Suit

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Innovative Design Labs (IDL), in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), proposes to create a system for the sensing and control of stand-to-sit motions of a wearable bionics suit. Recent research found that 3.86 million Americans require wheelchairs and the number has been increasing annually by an average annual rate of 5.9% a year. While wheelchairs provide freedom all ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  5. Wheelchair optimal route planning for public urban and indoor spaces

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    Innovative Design Labs (IDL) proposes to create a system which helps guide wheelchair users along the best path through complex urban landscapes. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) were established in 1990 the ability of wheelchair users to navigate has greatly improved. However, there are still many areas in which modification for accessibility was not “r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  6. Low-cost Neurocognitive Rehabilitation System for Traumatic Brain Injury

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: 84133S1

    Impairments to proper cognitive functioning are among the most common problems associated with traumatic brain injury. Treatment for cognitive dysfunction is central to recovery after TBI due to the profound impact cognitive dysfunction can have on an individual’s independence, ability to work, and their community and social interaction. Cognitive rehabilitation seeks to improve cognitive functi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  7. Enhancing Conversation Intelligibility for Hearing Aid Users in Noisy Environments

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: 84133S2

    This project develops and tests an easy to use and unobtrusive hearing aid accessory that utilizes a directional microphone array: to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments. A common problem amongst hearing aid users is trouble understanding speech while listening to a conversation in environments with competing speech babble noise and other noises such as restaurant conversations, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Education
  8. Enhancing Conversation Intelligibility for Hearing Aid Users in Noisy Environments

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: 84133S1

    This project creates an easy to use and unobtrusive hearing aid accessory that solves a very common problem for hearing aid users: understanding speech in noisy environments. A common problem amongst hearing aid users is trouble understanding speech while listening to a conversation in environments with competing speech babble noise and other noises such as restaurant conversations, social gatheri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  9. Blind Orientation and Mobility Training using Simulated Environment Audio

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a Virtual Reality Audio Simulator to enable the development of orientation and navigation skills for individuals who are blind. The simulator allows young adults undergoing orientation and mobility training to explore a virtual model of a realistic 3-D environment via auditory feedback. To create a fully immersive and interactive environment, the user wears headphones with he ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  10. Brain Computer Interface to Enable Improved Communication Access

    SBC: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a novel augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) device enabling individuals with severe motor disorders to communicate with a computer via signals emanating directly from their brain. The AAC prototype includes an email client that enables an individual to compose and send email without the use of residual motor control, using only a low-cost headset detecting brain ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education

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