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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. StepWise Virtual Tutor for Algebra I

    SBC: QUERIUM CORP            Topic: 1

    StepWise will be a mobile and desktop virtual tutor that provides real-time assessments and support to middle and high school students to learn Algebra. The adaptive engine will include rule-based artificial intelligence to guide students through the steps of solving problems, and will permit students to explore many different pathways to a correct response. After entering a response, students wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Education
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Increasing Mobility Through Advanced Power Sources for Assisted Mobility Devices

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The project develops a high-capacity hydrogen storage system for a fuel cell/battery hybrid power supply for electric wheelchairs and scooters. The light-weight, rugged, simple to recharge, and environmentally friendly system is fabricated to deliver over 1.2kW of peakpower and optimize for an average power use of 430 W, weigh 20 kg, and deliver 12,000 Watt hours of energy, equivalent to over 28 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Education
  7. Development of a Nemeth Math to Latex Backtranslator System

    SBC: Logical Software Solutions            Topic: N/A

    Development of a completely automatic backtranslation system for translating Mathematics encoded in Nemeth Math Braille notation (used by visually impaired individuals to repesent Mathematics) to Latex (a widely used word processor for typesetting mathematics)

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  8. AN AUDIO-VISUAL STIMULATION UNIT WITH EEG BIOFEEDBACK FOR ENHANCING COGNITIVE ABILITIES OF LEARNING DISABED BOYS

    SBC: Bio-educational Research Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE, PORTABLE, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH (EEG) BIOFEEDBACK UNIT THAT PROVIDES AUDIO AND VISUAL STIMULATION (AVS) AT BRAINWAVE FREQUENCIES TO AID IN THE TREATMENT OF LEARNING DISABLED (LD) SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD) OR WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD). THE UNIT WILL BE EASY ENOUGH TO OPERATE, SO THAT COUNSELORS AT SCHOO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Education
  9. THE PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION PACKAGE-- COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE UTILIZING PROGRESSIVE ESL

    SBC: Integrated Learning Systems            Topic: N/A

    THE PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION PACKAGE WILL BE A SOFTWARE AND COURSEWARE PACKAGE WHICH WILL TEACH SCIENCE IN GRADES 6-9 TO STUDENTS WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH. STUDENTS USING THE PACKAGE WILL LEARN SCIENCE MATERIAL IN MICROCOMPUTER-BASED TUTORIAL DIALOGS THAT INCORPORATE INTERACTIVE VIDEO, GRAPHICS, AND MULTIPLE LEVELSOF TEXTUAL RESPONSES AND REMEDIATIONS. THE STUDENTS WILL WORK PAP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Education
  10. THE READY COURSE, AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC ASSISTED READING PROGRAM

    SBC: Applied Interactive Tech            Topic: N/A

    FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY MEANS BEING UNABLE TO ADDRESS AND MAILA LETTER OR TO RECEIVE CHANGE AND A RECEIPT AND DETERMINE THAT IS CORRECT. IT MEANS BEING UNABLE TO READ AND UNDER- STAND A CLASSIFIED AD, TO USE A ROAD MAP CORRECTLY, AND TO READ STREET SIGNS. FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY IS THE INABILITY TO COMPUTE THAT ONE'S PAYCHECK IS CORRECT AND IN MANY CASES FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY CAUSES ON NOT TO BE ABLE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Education

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