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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. Utility Arm ¿An Upper Limb Prosthesis

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control will develop an innovative body-powered (BP) upper extremity (UE) prosthetic system which offers substantial improvements in functionality, comfort, and aesthetics, for persons with UE deficiencies at all levels. This “Utility Arm” system will in¬crease independence and work capabilities for users of arm prostheses, with less com-plexity than a full myoelectric arm s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  2. New Electro-Hydraulic Foot Prosthesis.

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control, Inc. (MCI) will complete an electronic-controlled version of the advanced hydraulic foot/ankle which will demonstrate the feasibility of the automatic adjustment of resistance throughout the range of motion.  The advanced MCI Foot, especially the automatic controlled version, is expected to contribute to the function of the prosthesis wearer, resulting in advanced and more nat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: N/A

    Haptic feedback improvements for prostheses tactile sensory feedback or haptic is a fundamental element of life.  While vital for interaction with the outside world, current prostheses do not have a mechanism to convey sensory information, making it difficult for users to feel connected to their environments through their prostheses, and to engage in active grasping and exploration tasks.&nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  4. 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
  5. A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO TEACHING SCIENCE TO SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH STUDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH-PROFICIENCY

    SBC: Icd Corp            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSES ON DESIGNING A PROGRAM THAT APPLIES MODERN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TESL, BILINGUAL EDUCATION, AND SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TO TEACHING SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH SCHOOL LEP STUDENTS SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT. SUBJECT CONTENT, PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  6. THE PROGRESSIVE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION PACKAGE-- COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE UTILIZING PROGRESSIVE ESL

    SBC: Integrated Learning Systems            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  7. A KNOWLEDGE-BASED TUTORING SYSTEM WITH STUDENT-DRIVER, GRAPHIC INTERFACE, FOR TEACHING ARABIC ON MICROCOMPUTER

    SBC: New Sage            Topic: N/A

    NEW SAGE WILL DEVELOP SOFTWARE THAT CAN TEACH BEGINNING ARABIC (AND PERSIAN) SKILLS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE A RESPONSIVE, STUDENT-DRIVEN, INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT USING MACINTOSH COMPUTERS. KEY TO THE DESIGN IS THE INTEGRATION OF SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE BASES INTO THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: 1) A RICH (BUT NOT LARGE) DICTIONARY -- FOR KNOWLEDGE OF WORD MEANINGS, 2) LINGUISTIC RULES -- FOR GENERATION A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  8. ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT, PORTABLE COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC UNIT FOR USE IN COURTROOMS WHERE DEAF LAWYERS OR JURORS ARE ACCOMODATED

    SBC: Virgus Computer Systems            Topic: N/A

    USING COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY VIRGUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS (VCS), THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR WILL DETERMINE ANY ADAPTATIONS NECESSARY TO ENABLE THIS STENOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY TO BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO HEARING-IMPAIRED (DEAF) LAWYERS, JURORS, LITIGANTS OR WITNESSES IN A COURTROOM SETTING. VCS,A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING FIRM SPECIALIZING IN PRO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  9. A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONTROLLER FOR MULTI-HANDICAPPED BLIND INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: WESTEST ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    PERSONAL COMPUTERS ARE NORMALLY CONTROLLED BY ENTERING DATA INTO A KEYBOARD AND MONITORING THE RESULTS ON A VIDEO TERMINAL. MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CANNOTUSE KEYBOARDS AND VIDEO TERMINALS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE BLIND. EXISTING DEVICES WHICH HELP THE HANDICAPPED OVERCOMETHESE BARRIERS ARE EITHER SLOW AND CUMBERSOME OR USE CUSTOM SOFTWARE WHICH RESTRICTS THEIR USE. WESTEST ENGIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education

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