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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Hearing Companion: Handheld Portable Sound Identification and Critical Alerting Functionality for People Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Based on previous research, this project develops and demonstrates the HearingCompanionwhich: (1) automatically recognizes specific sounds in the environment on a pocket-sized device; and(2) alerts the user on their mobile device via vibration, images, and captions that identify these recognizedsounds. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developing technology, improvingthe abilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  2. SoundCompass- A Wearable Sound Direction and Motion Detector for People who are Hard of Hearing

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project researches, develops, and demonstrates the technical merit and feasibility of awearable device which (1) detects the direction of a sound source or motion, and (2) alerts the user viavibration, images, and captions to the direction of this sound source or movement relative to the currentposition of the individual. This provides the user with a sense of independence and personal safety ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  3. FluidMath A Teaching Intervention for Algebra

    SBC: FLUIDITY SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project develops a prototype FluidMath software application and demonstrates its feasibility as an intervention in the teaching and learning of basic algebra. At its core, the prototype includes a first of its kind recognition engine which enables a Tablet PC to interpret mathematical expressions written on its screen with an electronic stylus. In addition, the prototype will include ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  4. Online Learning System to Advance Teaching of Hyper Molecular Modeling

    SBC: MolySym, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MolySym has successfully prototyped and classroom tested the MolySym Hypermodeling System, a tangible user interface that provides high school chemistry students with a direct link between a physical model and a software simulation system. The incorporation of electronics and robotics technologies into ball and stick models to communicate in real time with a software simulation system is called hy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  5. Online Learning System to Advance Teaching of Hyper Molecular Modeling

    SBC: MolySym, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MolySym has successfully prototyped and classroom tested the MolySym Hypermodeling System, a tangible user interface that provides high school chemistry students with a direct link between a physical model and a software simulation system. The incorporation of electronics and robotics technologies into ball and stick models to communicate in real time with a software simulation system is called hy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  6. Expanding, Testing and Validating the Universal Assessment System

    SBC: Nimble Assessment Systems            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Assessment System is an innovative computer based test delivery system that applies principles of Universal Design for Learning to flexibly meet the accessibility and accommodation needs of individual students with disabilities in grades 3 to 12. Flexibly meeting individual needs is accomplished by allowing teachers to activate one or more of the accessibility and accommodation tool, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  7. The Digital Work Pad

    SBC: Nimble Assessment Systems            Topic: N/A

    The Digital Work Pad is an innovative peripheral device designed to allow K12 students to enter responses to open ended items in a natural manner by hand. The DWP solves a major shortcoming of current educational software and computer-based testing systems, namely the inability to include items that require students to produce complex formulas, drawings, or graphs.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. Expanding, Testing and Validating the Universal Assessment System

    SBC: Nimble Assessment Systems            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Assessment System is an innovative computer based test delivery system that applies principles of Universal Design for Learning to flexibly meet the accessibility and accommodation needs of individual students with disabilities in grades 3 to 12. Flexibly meeting individual needs is accomplished by allowing teachers to activate one or more of the accessibility and accommodation tool, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  9. The Digital Earth Explorations Project (DEEP)

    SBC: One Planet Education, LLC            Topic: N/A

    OPENs SBIR proposal will develop then research the potential of a branded game based curriculum designed to foster interdisciplinary knowledge in the sciences, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. By connecting that content to real world applications, locations, and professional organizations we intend to instill an appreciation for the value of disciplinary educational content for adv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  10. The Digital Earth Explorations Project (DEEP)

    SBC: One Planet Education, LLC            Topic: N/A

    OPENs SBIR proposal will develop then research the potential of a branded game based curriculum designed to foster interdisciplinary knowledge in the sciences, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. By connecting that content to real world applications, locations, and professional organizations we intend to instill an appreciation for the value of disciplinary educational content for adv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education

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