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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Mobile Signing Earth Sciences Dictionary for Grades 9-12

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates a Mobile Signing Earth Science Dictionary that provides animated American Sign Language and Signed English definitions for Apple’s newest touch tablet, iPad, and the existing and known technology of the iPod Touch. Using the mobile dictionary, Deaf and hard-of-hearing users are able to study a full range of curriculum-based Earth Science subjects in their ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  4. Development of a Robust Sensory Feedback System for Persons with Lower-Limb Sensory Deficits

    SBC: FARUS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project develops a system to provide augmentative sensory feedback in the lower limbs of amputees and diabetic/vascular patients by enhancing sensory function resulting in improved mobility and improved quality of life. The sensory feedback system detects force loads at the base of the foot or prosthesis and translates this force, via pneumatic control system, to pressure points on the upper ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  5. Growth Mindset Learning Platform for Educators and Students: Supporting Academic Motivation and Achievement through an Integrated Online Platform

    SBC: Mindset Works, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Although research shows that a "growth mindset" – the belief that intelligence can be developed through effort and learning how to learn – increases student motivation and academic achievement, few classroom or school-wide interventions are available in this area. This project team will develop the Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP) to support students and educators ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  6. Growth Mindset Learning Platform for Educators and Students: Supporting Academic Motivation and Achievement through an Integrated Online Platform

    SBC: Mindset Works, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Although research shows that a "growth mindset" – the belief that intelligence can be developed through effort and learning how to learn – increases student motivation and academic achievement, few classroom or school-wide interventions are available in this area. This project team will develop the Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP) to support students and educators ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  7. Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Technologies: Developing Products to Improve Algebra Learning

    SBC: Insight Learning Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Two problems limit student learning in Algebra in most instructional settings. The first problem involves a lack of methods to advance students’ ability to grasp patterns, process them fluently, and detect them in variable contexts and the second involves a lack of instructional formats that adapt to the individual learner. Recently developed perceptual learning and adaptive learning technol ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  8. Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Technologies: Developing Products to Improve Algebra Learning

    SBC: Insight Learning Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

      Two problems limit student learning in Algebra in most instructional settings. The first problem involves a lack of methods to advance students’ ability to grasp patterns, process them fluently, and detect them in variable contexts and the second involves a lack of instructional formats that adapt to the individual learner. Recently developed perceptual learning and adaptive learning ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  9. Using Speech Therapy Telepractice to Improve Treatment of Students with Communication Disorders

    SBC: Presence Telecare            Topic: N/A

    This project creates a service allowing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to provide effective therapy services remotely via “telepractice,” using a web platform combining video conferencing technology with integrated therapy curriculum and practice management tools. Phase 1 evaluates whether schools may be able to improve their SLP services with telepractice by increasing therapy in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  10. Presence Telecare

    SBC: Presence Telecare            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop the Presence Telecare intervention, a suite of tools to facilitate “remote telepractice” of speech language services that the company provides. The suite will include video conferencing technology integrated with therapy and management tools to allow the provider to use more than verbal communication. It will provide efficient mechanism for collecting data and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education

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