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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. Determining Students' Academic Engagement while Completing Learning Activities and Assessments

    SBC: Tutorgen, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of D-TECH, a system to determine students' level of academic engagement while completing computer-based learning activities and assessments. The prototype will integrate within existing third party computer-based programs (e.g., online courseware, educational games, simulations, intelligent tutors) and will consist of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small homes- Integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation

    SBC: ASAT, INC.            Topic: 15NCER02

    _x000D_Currently available biomass heating/cooking stoves in Asia and in the USA do not efficiently cook food or heat houses while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution, resulting in respiratory illnesses and premature death. ASAT specializes in the development and manufacturing of clean burning biomass stoves. In SBIR Phase I, ASAT developed a low emission, fuel efficient Integrated Heat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Project NumberShire: A Game-Based Integrated Learning and Assessment System to Target Whole Number Concepts

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research points to several features of technology-based math games that may be important for supporting the learning needs of students with or at-risk for disabilities. These include games that engage students in highly motivating narratives, provide focused foundational knowledge and scaffolding of learning whole numbers concepts, and provide performance monitoring capabilities. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  4. Numbershire II: Math Games for 2nd graders With or At Risk for LD

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of Numbershire II, a web-based suite of mini math games for second graders with or at-risk for disabilities. The games will be set in the context of a fantasy-themed village and will adapt the level of difficulty based on individual student needs. Additionally, the project will support students in learning numbers and operations in base 10, operations, a ...

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

    SBC: ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS INCORPORATED            Topic: 84133S1

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Recycling Rare Earth Metals from Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

    SBC: Onto Technology, LLC            Topic: C

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Project develops methods of recycling rare earth alloys from used nickel metal hydride batteries. Alloys of rare earth metal, nickel and other metals provide functional hydride storage materials that are critical to the operation of nickel metal hydride batteries and their applications. The current fleet of hybrid electric vehicles relies upon nick ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. New Technology for Electricity Monitoring& Reporting Built into Electrical Receptacles and Switshes

    SBC: ThornProducts, LLC            Topic: D

    This EPA SBIR Phase I proposal addresses the need for more widespread electricity usage conservation and user cost reduction via behavioral changes and via efficiency improvement. Efficiency improvements are through equipment and appliance change out but also via long term efficiency monitoring. This needs to be a sustaining level of conservation and efficiency verification as opposed to a one t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency

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