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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. PEAT Communication Scheduler for Autism

    SBC: Attention Control Systems            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of the Planning Execution Assistant and Trainer (PEAT), an application (app) for mobile phones and tablets to provide cues and support to non-verbal students with ASD in special education settings. Students will carry and use iPhones at all times as part of this intervention, both in and out of school. PEAT will support students in achieving greater inde ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  2. Accessible People Finder Application for Individuals with Visual Impairments

    SBC: Sendero Group LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This Phase I project develops an accessible geosocial networking (AGN) application for the iPhone with Voice Over with the goal to connect people with visual disabilities with other people in their proximate environment while employing a revolutionary use of the positioning and connectivity technology built into mainstream cell phones. By capitalizing on the ubiquity of mobile phones with GPS, cel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  3. FluentBuddy device to enhance the sensory and motor function of individuals with speech communication disabilities

    SBC: AVENTUSOFT L.L.C.            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops FluentBuddy, a prototype application for iOS and Android platforms to assist in the treatment of speech and communication disorders with a focus on the physiological and anatomical system (i.e. voice disorders, speech sound disorders, motor speech disorders, and other disabilities in children and adults). The project has three goals: (1) enhancing sensory and motor function t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  4. Resonating Arm Exerciser: Affordable Active Assistance for Arm Rehabilitation

    SBC: FLINT REHABILITATION DEVICES, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project establishes the feasibility and potential for commercialization of an arm rehabilitation device, Resonating Arm Exerciser (RAE), appropriate for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, which is safe to use, and provides a therapeutic benefit without the supervision of a rehabilitation therapist while remaining affordable. The RAE device temporarily converts a wheelchair ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  5. Tactile Awareness Prompting (TAP) System


    This project develops an ambulatory remote operated Tactile Awareness Prompting (TAP) system to be used within educational and clinical environments for students who have social skills deficits. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibit deficits related to social initiations and conversational skills. Children with such disabilities often do not have the necessary social skills to m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  6. A Music-Based Rehabilitation Device for Training and Assessing Hand Function

    SBC: FLINT REHABILITATION DEVICES, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a music-based therapeutic device, MusicGlove, for at-home rehabilitation and assessment of hand function in individuals with hand-related disabilities as the result of stroke. Inspired by the popular video game, Guitar Hero, MusicGlove motivates individuals to practice functional gripping movements to play a custom computer game thereby inducing significant improvements in ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education

    SBC: Charmtech Labs LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This SBIR Phase II Project will build on our Phase I results to develop and deploy Omni – an enabling assistive technology for ubiquitous web access. Omni will facilitate usable synchronization of personalized accessibility settings and browsing context (opened web pages and reading positions) across devices. Omni will allow people with vision impairments to access the Web from anywhere, seamles ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  8. Mobile Communications App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  9. Mobile Signing Math Dictionary with Mouth Morphemes

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Deaf/hh) persons rely heavily on facial movements for communication, whether in American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English (SE), or Spoken English. In ASL, signers add “mouth morphemes”, similar to speech movements, to signs to distinguish concepts that use the same manual sign. Hard-ofhearing persons who use spoken communication, read mouth shapes to distinguish si ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education

    SBC: Charmtech Labs LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project builds upon previous research to develop and deploy the Assistant, an enabling technology for accessible web automation for people with visual disabilities. Web automation, as embodied in the Assistant, automates many of the repetitive low-level actions such as form filling and activating controls (such as clicking on buttons and links) that one has to do in typical browsing tasks suc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education

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