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  1. Automated Incident Alerting System for Individuals with Disabilities

    SBC: INTELLISPEAK, LLC            Topic: NA

    This project develops and tests an Incident Alerting System (IAS) to enable real-time crossflow of information to law enforcement officials (LEOs) and caregivers of individuals with cognitive/communication disorders. Incidents involving LEOs and individuals with cognitive/communication disorders have resulted in negative outcomes (i.e., detention, imprisonment, physical/mental/emotional trauma, an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Embedded Access to Signing of Science Terms and Definitions

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Deaf and hard-of-hearing students may lag behind their hearing peers in English literacy and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Evaluations in classroom and informal environments have demonstrated the efficacy of the dictionaries in increasing student engagement and mastery of math and science content and vocabulary. This project develops a cloud-based service and corresp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Development of a Wearable Robot for Motor Rehabilitation in Acute Stroke

    SBC: Rehabtek LLC            Topic: NA

    This project develops a wearable rehabilitation robot to train acute stroke survivors to improve their mobility as early as possible, as much as possible, and regain function and independence. Stroke survivors often have considerable ankle impairments, including spasticity, contracture, muscle weakness and motor impairment, contributing directly to their impaired balance and asymmetrical slow loco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. HeadLamp – A Tablet- and Smart-Glasses-based Home Electronic Aids for Daily Living System

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: NA

    This project researches and develops the HEADLAMP system, a system that empowers individuals with limited and/or no use of their hands to seamlessly interact and manipulate their physical world in ways that were previously unattainable. People who cannot use their hands need lower cost electronic aids for daily living (EADL) systems that offer greater functionality to help them to interact with th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Sensorized Actuation for Rehabilitative Robotics and Prosthetics

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: NA

    This project develops a fiber-optically sensorized actuator technology and system that may be adapted to advanced upper limb prosthetic hands, as well as orthotic and exoskeleton components for both lower and upper limbs, to enhance sensory and motor function of individuals with disabilities. The goal of this project is to increase independence of individuals with disabilities in community setting ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Accessible Environmental Information Application for Individuals with Visual Impairments

    SBC: Sendero Group LLC            Topic: NA

    This project develops an Accessible Environmental Information (AEI) application for the iPhone with Voice Over. Despite many technological breakthroughs, it remains difficult for people with visual impairments to navigate indoor spaces independently. Finding one’s way inside a building can often result in fear, a sense of dependence, frustration, reluctance to leave one’s home or known routes, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Improving Hearing Aid Satisfaction Through Remote Feedback and Settings Adjustments

    SBC: Innovative Design Labs Inc.            Topic: NA

    This project researches and develops a new system to assist in fitting individuals with a hearing aid. In modern digital programmable hearing aids, there are an increasing number of customizations and settings to fit a hearing aid to a unique user. However, multiple iterations are required to find a profile which satisfies the user, and it may be difficult to diagnose the root cause of a poor hear ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Viability of Social-Network Based Transit Information Systems for Accessibility

    SBC: View Update Media LLC            Topic: NA

    This project researches the viability of social-network-based transit information systems; specifically, Tiramisu, a crowd-powered transit information system developed by researchers to improve users’ transit experiences and transit accessibility. Accessible public transportation is critically important. However, the current state of accessible public transportation is a barrier to social partic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Application for Stuttering Treatment via Smartphone

    SBC: MOAI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: NA

    This Phase I project develops a smartphone application and associated server software to allow a speech language pathologist (SLP) working with students who stutter to administer treatment over a smartphone. The student may conduct smartphone video chat sessions with their SLPs at times that best fit their schedules. Students can also record video and audio samples of themselves between the sessio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Overbrook School for Blind’s Talking Campus Model: Demonstrating New Fabrication Methods for Interactive Wayfinding and Orientation Aids

    SBC: Touch Graphics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    This project develops and refines new fabrication methods to drastically reduce the cost and complexity of universally accessible interactive maps and models for wayfinding and orientation in public places. During Phase I, researchers design, implement, and evaluate the Talking Campus Model for Overbrook School of the Blind. The model includes opaque scale models of campus buildings placed on a tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services

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