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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. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Eco: An Online Virtual World for Middle School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: EDIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvXXII2zzw&index=5&list=PLVHqsnePfULrUf_-HwtRfwEYsb9patGd- Purpose: This project will develop and test Eco, an online multiplayer virtual environment and game designed to enhance middle school students' knowledge of ecology and environmental literacy. This is important because according to the 2011 National Assessment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Fluentbuddy Device to Enhance the Sensory and Motor Function of Individuals with Speech Communication Disorders

    SBC: AVENTUSOFT L.L.C.            Topic: 84133S2

    This project develops FluentBuddy, a rehabilitation framework that utilizes innovative speech processing algorithms, as a platform to enable new cloud computing-based service delivery solutions for autonomous assessment, treatment, and management of communication disorders outside of a clinic. This project focuses on disorders associated with problems of the physiological and anatomical system (na ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Education
  4. Mobile Communications App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  5. Mobile Signing Math Dictionary with Mouth Morphemes

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Deaf/hh) persons rely heavily on facial movements for communication, whether in American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English (SE), or Spoken English. In ASL, signers add “mouth morphemes”, similar to speech movements, to signs to distinguish concepts that use the same manual sign. Hard-ofhearing persons who use spoken communication, read mouth shapes to distinguish si ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  6. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project optimizes haptic system design parameters and more thoroughly evaluates the impact of a vibratory haptic system for prosthetics. Objectives include: (1) building a hardware and software test bed for non-invasive voluntary control of a prosthetic hand with vibratory haptic feedback, (2) optimizing the tactor application, (3) assessing the effectiveness of tactor vibratory feedback on c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  7. Signing Science Pictionary for Young Learners Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In a previous collaboration, TERC and Vcom3D developed an illustrated PC-based Signing Science Dictionary (SSD) for students in Grades 4-8. Research findings show that the SSD helps build a communication bridge to promote teaming and communication of scientific ideas.  However, at the end of the primary grades, scientific literacy levels of children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing already la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  8. HigherLearning at Higher Speeds in Biosciences Using Time Compressed Animated Delivery

    SBC: Current Conceptions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    TheoverallgoalistoestablishanefficientTCADinstructionaldesignandtovalidatethatenhancedlearningoutcomesoccuramongdiversetopics.InPhaseI,wewilldeveloptwoTimeCompressedAnimatedDeliveryprototypesthatwillpresentcomplexphysiologicconceptsinreproductivescience.TheincorporatedtechnologiesoftheTCADare:stepanimations,3Danatomicalreconstructions,streaminganimations,voiceoverandscriptmessaging.ThePhaseIexperi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  9. Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops software for hand held devices for use in elementary and secondarygrades. During Phase I of this project, Vcom3D developed and tested a prototype Mobile LanguageReference for students in the middle grades that included American Sign Language and Signed Englishdefinitions selected from the Signing Science Dictionary, developed by TERC and Vcom3D, aswell as explanations of mult ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  10. Mobile Language Reference for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing K-12 Students

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Creates and evaluates a mobile version of a Signing Science Dictionary with at least 1,300 scientific terms

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Education

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