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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. Universal Crosswalk Diagrams for Better Confidence and Safety in Pedestrians Who Are Blind

    SBC: Touch Graphics, Inc.            Topic: na

    This project evaluates the effectiveness of Universal Crosswalk Diagrams (UCD), a new kind of street sign to aid pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. These small signs are mounted directly above existing Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), the pole-mounted buttons at street corners that pedestrians press to request information about the current status of the Walk/Don’t Walk indicator. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Assistive Technology Enabling Communication

    SBC: Pison Technology, Inc.            Topic: na

    This project furthers development of an effective early-stage assistive communication device for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The wearable assistive communication device uses electromyography (EMG) signals to empower users with ALS and other neuromuscular disabilities to control household devices (e.g. computers) and communicate within their environment. Increasing the capabi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. T3 Platform: The Next Generation Tactile Tablet

    SBC: Touch Graphics, Inc.            Topic: na

    This project develops the T3 Platform, a system for creating, distributing, and displaying interactive, audio-tactile maps, graphs, games, and braille lessons. Built on the successful but outdated Talking Tactile Tablet (TTT) paradigm, this new approach makes some images accessible to those who can’t see well enough to use standard print graphics. T3 Platform includes four components: T3 Tablet, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Touch-responsive models for universal access to Smithsonian museums

    SBC: Touch Graphics, Inc.            Topic: na

    This project develops new methods for fabricating replicas of museum artifacts and other 3D objects that describe themselves when touched, so that museums can create exhibits that are accessible to everyone, including visitors with visual impairments. Phase I demonstrated how ordinary capacitive touchscreens could be repurposed as sensors for determining locations of finger touches on 3D surfaces ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. SoundFit Ultrasonic Performance Diagnostic for Lower-Body Prostheses

    SBC: FTL Labs Corporation            Topic: na

    This project develops an ultrasonic fitment tool to improve prosthetics performance for persons with lower-extremity amputations. The goal of this project is to develop a new clinical instrument used in the socket fitting process to optimize the performance of a lower-body prosthetic system and thereby improve mobility, activity, exercise, and quality of life for over 2 million American amputees. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Development of Rapid Antigen Detection Assays For Taeniasis

    SBC: Kephera Diagnostics, LLC            Topic: ODCDC

    This proposal addresses the significant public health threat posed by the spread of Taenia soliumthe pork tapewormin at risk human populationsInfection with Tsoliumor Taeniasiscan lead to Cysticercosiscaused by the migration and encystment of larval Tsolium in the central nervous systemCysticercosis is a severe to fatal disease which affects overmillion people worldwideprincipally in less develope ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Synergistic Antifungal Cocktails for Corneal Storage

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: ODCDC

    Fungal endophthalmitis is an infection inside the eye after corneal transplant surgery caused by contamination of the transplanted tissueAccording to the Eye Bank of Americathe incidence of postsurgery endophthalmitis more than doubled fromtoand thatof the culture positive cases were due to Candida yeastEnvironmental contamination as well as current corneal preservation conditions contribute to th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Web based Application to Enable Healthy Behaviors Through Behavioral Design

    SBC: JSR Associates, Inc.            Topic: ODCDC

    The development of a healthy behaviors through active design tool supports the initiatives focused on nutritionphysical activityand obesity by utilizing an evidence based web application to offer design solutions that influences healthy choicesThis feasibility study provides a prototype and establishes the commercial merit of the resulting research based applicationproviding health and wellness fe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Topic 378: mPROS: Mobile PRO-CTCAE Administration System for Post-Radiation Toxicities

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    The problems this contract is addressing include making it easy for patients to report toxicities after radiation therapy so that they can be timely and accurate and so that they can be incorporated into a medical database for use by medical professionals. This would allow the app to recommend (when appropriate), and for clinicians to intervene, with appropriate treatments and will lead to better ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Topic 378: Symptomatic Toxicity Mobile Monitor (SympTMM)

    SBC: Vivonics, Inc.            Topic: NCI

    The goal of this NIH Phase I SBIR proposal is to develop and validate a new method to monitor the symptomatic toxicities and health-related quality of life of cancer patients who are undergoing and have undergone radiation therapy during the course of their treatment. The proposal is built around expertise in mobile application development (Vivonics Inc.) and radiation oncology (Dr. TJ Fitzgerald ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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