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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. AlphaBear

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: 1

    In prior research and development, the team developed AlphaBear, a mobile gaming app where students are challenged to spell words which are then used to create humorous sentences. This project will develop and test a prototype for use specifically by English Learners. The prototype will formatively assess students' vocabulary, adjust gameplay to the skill levels of individual students, and provide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

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