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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. DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS ABOUT RESPITE CARE FOR FAMILIES WHOHAVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR CHRONIC ILLINESSES

    SBC: Csr, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESPITE CARE IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE CARING FOR A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. IN SPITE OF THE NEEDMANY RESPITE PROGRAMS ARE UNDER UTILIZED. REASONS FOR THIS INCLUDE: 1) A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE WAY SERVICES ARE ORG- ANIZED AND FAMILY NEED; AND 2) A LACK OF AWARENESS BY FAMI- LIES OF THE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES AND HOW BEST TO USE THEM. ALSO, MANY FAMILIES MAY NOT BE COMFORTABL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Education
  2. A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO TEACHING SCIENCE TO SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH STUDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH-PROFICIENCY

    SBC: Icd Corp            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSES ON DESIGNING A PROGRAM THAT APPLIES MODERN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TESL, BILINGUAL EDUCATION, AND SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TO TEACHING SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH SCHOOL LEP STUDENTS SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT. SUBJECT CONTENT, PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  3. A KNOWLEDGE-BASED TUTORING SYSTEM WITH STUDENT-DRIVER, GRAPHIC INTERFACE, FOR TEACHING ARABIC ON MICROCOMPUTER

    SBC: New Sage            Topic: N/A

    NEW SAGE WILL DEVELOP SOFTWARE THAT CAN TEACH BEGINNING ARABIC (AND PERSIAN) SKILLS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE A RESPONSIVE, STUDENT-DRIVEN, INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT USING MACINTOSH COMPUTERS. KEY TO THE DESIGN IS THE INTEGRATION OF SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE BASES INTO THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: 1) A RICH (BUT NOT LARGE) DICTIONARY -- FOR KNOWLEDGE OF WORD MEANINGS, 2) LINGUISTIC RULES -- FOR GENERATION A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  4. A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONTROLLER FOR MULTI-HANDICAPPED BLIND INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: WESTEST ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    PERSONAL COMPUTERS ARE NORMALLY CONTROLLED BY ENTERING DATA INTO A KEYBOARD AND MONITORING THE RESULTS ON A VIDEO TERMINAL. MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CANNOTUSE KEYBOARDS AND VIDEO TERMINALS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE BLIND. EXISTING DEVICES WHICH HELP THE HANDICAPPED OVERCOMETHESE BARRIERS ARE EITHER SLOW AND CUMBERSOME OR USE CUSTOM SOFTWARE WHICH RESTRICTS THEIR USE. WESTEST ENGIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  5. SOLID-STATE CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER

    SBC: Albion Instruments            Topic: N/A

    A SMALLER, LIGHTER, MORE EFFICIENT, AND MORE RELIABLE CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER FOR RESPIRATORY AND ANESTHETIC GAS MONITORING IS NEEDED. EXISTING LASER RAMAN-BASED INSTRUMENTATION USES A LARGE, HEAVY, AND EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT (0.1 PERCENT) ARGON ION LASER WITH AN INTRACAVITY GAS CELL. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDYIS TO IMPLEMENT A SOLID-STATE ALTERNATIVE TO THE EXISTING ION LASER. SUCH A LASE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER

    SBC: Albion Instruments            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. COMPUTERIZED TRAINING IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT

    SBC: Emprise Inc            Topic: N/A

    MOST PAIN SUFFERED BY CANCER PATIENTS CAN BE CONTROLLED. THE GAP IN TREATMENT IS NOT CAUSED BY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OR BY LACK OF MEDICATIONS, BUT BY THE HESITANCY OF PROFESSIONALS TO ADMINISTER NARCOTIC DRUGS, THE LACK OF EXPERTISE IN THE TREATMENT COMMUNITY, AND THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT REGIMENS. FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER, THERE ARE ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; FOR EXAMPLE, CHILDREN'SINABILITY ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. FLOW/STERIC FFF--A NEW METHOD FOR CELL SEPARATIONS

    SBC: Fffractionation, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    FLOW/STERIC FIELD-FLOW FRACTIONATION (FLOW/STFFF) IS A RECENTLY DEVELOPED METHOD WITH EXTRAORDINARY SPEED AND RESOLVING POWER DESIGNED TO SEPARATE PARTICULATE MATERIALS FALLING ROUGHLY IN THE 1 TO 100 MUM PARTICLE DIAMETER RANGE. THE OBJECT OF THIS PROJECT IS TO EXAMINE THE POTENTIAL OF CONVERTING THIS RESEARCH FINDING INTO A FAST AND RELIABLE TOOL FOR THE FRACTIONATION AND CHARACTERIZATIONOF CELL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. EFFECTING GREATER INDEPENDENCE OF THE FRAIL ELDERLY USE OF LOW-TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

    SBC: Gibson-hunt Associates, Ltd            Topic: N/A

    THE FIRST OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING TWO TRAINING PROGRAMS-ONE FOR LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ONE FOR CONSUMERS (THE FRAIL ELDERLY AND THEIR FAMILIES). TRAINING WILL INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE USE OF LOW-TECHNOLOGY DEVICES TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE OF THE FRAIL ELDERLY WHO LIVE ON THEIR OWN. PHASE I WILL INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF THE TRA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR INDUSTRY

    SBC: ISA ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AND TEST A HEALTH-PROMOTION-ORIENTED DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR INDUSTRY. THE PROGRAM WILL USE DRUG AND ALCOLHOLABUSE PREVENTION STRATEGIES APPROPRIATE FOR WORKING ADULTS, CAST IN A HEALTH PROMOTION FRAMEWORK. PHASE I ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: (1) DEVELOPING A MODEL OF HEALTH PROMOTION/HEALTH BEHAVIOR RESEARCH LITERATURE, THE INTERVIEWS WITH H ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Health and Human Services

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