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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. App for Speech Development for Students with ASD

    SBC: Handhold Adaptive, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are severe neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by deficits in social and communication skills and the presence of restrictive, repetitive behaviors. For the 80 percent of individuals with ASDs who speak, prosody—the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech—is among the most noticeable and chronic impairments. Prosodic speech deficits impede social int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  2. Development and Evaluation of Accessible Voter Education Software for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops and tests a multimedia software application to provide an independently usable format for improving knowledge of voting and election processes for persons with intellectual disabilities. During Phase I, a prototype is developed and evaluated to determine the feasibility of the approach for providing an independent, self-paced, self-directed format allowing students with intel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  3. Socket Pressure Monitoring System

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    The goal of this Phase 1 project is to identify changes in residual limb volume in amputees and to warn the user when these changes may lead to potential problems. One cause of residual limb pain in amputees is improper prosthetic socket fit, causing a range of mild to unbearable pressures. Residual limbs can change shape over long timeframes which can change the interface between the socket and s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  4. The Intelligent Brace: A Compliance Monitoring System for Scoliosis

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 84133S1

    The goal of this project is to provide real-time monitoring and data logging to help both the patient and clinician determine if and when a scoliosis brace is being worn effectively. Despite widespread use of bracing for treatment of scoliosis, its efficacy remains unproven. Studies have indicated that user compliance is a large factor in the efficacy of scoliosis brace treatment. Two factors comp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  5. ATLAS: An Accessible Testing and Assessment System for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Facilitate Inclusion and Access to the General Curriculum

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Develops and evaluates the Accessible Testing Learning and Assessment System (ATLAS), a testing and assessment system which can be used by teachers and evaluators to create independently accessible, self-paced tests and evaluations for students and adults with intellectual disabilities

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  6. Development and Evaluation of Geo Talk: A GF Supported Portable Speech Output Device for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Demonstrates the technical merit and feabisibility of Geo Talk approach for providing indepndent access to speech output functionality for individuals with intellectual disabilities with speech impairments

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  7. Visual Media Literacy System Enabling Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Independently Access Electronic Media for Learning and Recreation

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Develops and tests the Visual Media Literacy System, an accessible software system with a simplifed, picture-based interface design used for accessing electronic media resources on a standard desktop and/or portable palmtop computer

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  8. Web-Voyager: An Accessible Dynamic Desktop for Enhancing Access to Personalized Web Content and Web-Based Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Investigates the utility of Web-Voyagaer as an online, dynamically driven information and service management program, specifically designed to deliver personalized content from the Internet to individuals with intellectual disabilities thereby fostering self-determination and independence.

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  9. Intelligent Molecular Model Kit and Software Suite for Improving High School Chemistry Instruction and Student Achievement

    SBC: MolySym, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Model perception and understanding the spatial structure of organic molecules have historically been a source of difficulty for high school chemistry students. The classic ball-and-stick model, developed in 1865, is still used today to convey the fundamental characteristics of a molecular system. This model is an inadequate representation of a dynamic system, which fails to accurately represent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  10. Evaluation of a Speech Translation Approach Toward Independent, Community-Based Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Speech Impairments

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The project develops and evaluates a prototype translator system determining the feasibility of enabling independent and effective community-based communication for individuals with intellectual disabilities and speech impairments. The prototype is based on PDA technologies and provides evaluation through: (1) the ability of persons with intellectual disabilities to use it independently; (2) the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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