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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Scaffolding for Math Games

    SBC: Virtual Learning Technologies (Sokikom)            Topic: N/A

    In 2009, Virtual Learning Technologies received an award to develop Frachine, a web-based single player fraction learning game for elementary school students. This project will develop an intelligent tutoring system that will integrate with the existing game to provide the individualized instructional support required to further improve student math outcomes.  Phase I will develop a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  2. Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

    SBC: Anthrotronix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates the technical feasibility of implementing a suite of Social Activity Modules to be used with the CosmoBot™ system, an interactive robotic toolkit, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CosmoBot™ system is equipped with social activity modules and interactive games to engage multiple children, providing an engaging, effective mode of d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  3. LifeWorks: Development of an Integrated Suite of Life Management Tools for Individuals with Disabilities and Caregivers

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates the feasibility of a client-server application that integrates accessible life management tools for individuals with disabilities and those who support them in residential environments to improve the independent living capacity of persons with cognitive disabilities. A common database of information about an individual’s life and needs is developed providi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  4. Computer Adaptive Triarchic Assessment and Instructional Activities for Early Childhood

    SBC: Children's Progress            Topic: N/A

    The Computer Adaptive Triarchic Assessment and Instructional Activities for Early Childhood will be used with Children’s Progress core product. This software would identify gifted children in Pre-K to second grade through computer adaptive methods to measure children’s unique ability profiles in the areas of analytic, practical, and creative abilities. The software will enhance the con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  5. Small, Cheap, Smart, and Simple

    SBC: CORPORA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops an electronic mobility aid for individuals with low vision or blindness to prevent collision with overhanging obstacles not detected by standard methods such as the cane. This electronic mobility aid fulfills the criteria of (1) small size, (2) low cost, (3) low cognitive demands, and (4) hands-free operation. Phase I of the project focuses on novel algorithms to minimize cog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  6. A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environments

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of combining ground-breaking Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with an innovative approach and state of-the-art software to deliver a system capable of removing barriers in vocational settings. This system assists individuals with disabilities to orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational env ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  7. Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

    SBC: Criterion Health, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project designs, constructs, and evaluates a concept model based on current mid wheel designs. The concept model uses a variable position drive wheel system that can move forward or backward from the mid-wheel position using a simple mechanical system to change the position of the drive wheels. A series of five structured tests for maneuverability and/or stability are used to compare performa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  8. Improved Spectral Control in Rule-Based Hybrid Text-To-Speech Synthesis for the Production of Natural-Sounding and Mimetic Voices

    SBC: SYNFONICA LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project demonstrates the feasibility of a novel text-to-speech synthesis system that provides individuals with speech impairments with a selection of more natural-sounding and individualized voices. Through a spectral envelope (SE)-based synthesis technique to be integrated with NovaSpeech’s hybrid synthesis system the project provides improved control over the spectral cues to voice qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  9. Polyhedron Learning Media

    SBC: POLYHEDRON LEARNING MEDIA INC            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop a virtual physics laboratory for high schools students for use when equipment is not available or to supplement at home before/after using real equipment. The product will include 24 virtual labs to overlap with year-long curricular goals and align to standards in physics. The labs will include embedded feedback when student use a process or generate results that are not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  10. Math Education for Adult Learners and College Remediation Using Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: Quantum Simulations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop a web-based artificial intelligence software to target adult learners and remedial college students with math. To use the product students will enter their own problems and the software will automatically provide assessment and scaffolding. Content will align to standards and also emphasize critical thinking and applied learning. Phase I work will develop a prototype of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education

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