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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. LiveWire: A Context-Aware, Location-Based Wireless Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Wireless Internet access is an emerging technology which is growing rapidly, driven by communication and web-based services which are in great demand by American consumers.  These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing the independence of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the provision of personalized, real-time activity supports in a multitude of settings ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  2. CTAS: A Self-Directed Computer Technology Assessment System for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    People with intellectual disabilities have generally missed the educational benefits, productivity gains and personal enrichment that can result from computers and computer-based assistive technology.  However, opportunities for enhanced self-determination and independence as a result of computer use for individuals with intellectual disabilities are now being recognized and documented in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. A Display Reader for the Vision Impaired.

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    A major problem for individuals who are blind and individuals who are visually impaired is gaining access to printed or graphical information.  Whereas Braille and screen reading software make it possible to convert printed material from books or web-based content, there are thousands of types of electronic displays and visual screens showing dynamically changing digital information which are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  4. Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to create a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumer electronics devices.  Many millions of hearing aid users will benefit from this proposed technology.  The proposed solution will be based on a new ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partner IntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN) for use in micro-behin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  5. An Empirical Approach to Developing Web-based Math Learning Games to Improve Elementary School Student Outcomes

    SBC: Virtual Learning Technologies (Sokikom)            Topic: N/A

    Recent reports assert that the education system of the United States is failing to produce enough mathematically skilled workers necessary for the country to remain globally competitive. A key problem in the current system, as reported by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, is that students are not learning the foundational math skills they need during the elementary school years. This projec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  6. An Empirical Approach to Developing Web-based Math Learning Games to Improve Elementary School Student Outcomes

    SBC: Virtual Learning Technologies (Sokikom)            Topic: N/A

    Recent reports assert that the education system of the United States is failing to produce enough mathematically skilled workers necessary for the country to remain globally competitive. A key problem in the current system, as reported by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, is that students are not learning the foundational math skills they need during the elementary school years. This projec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  7. Visualizations that effectively support learners in math and science

    SBC: Agile Mind, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will study the feasibility of developing and instrumenting specific interactive visualizations that effectively support learners understanding of core concepts in mathematics and science and that increase their motivation to explore these concepts deeply. The key innovation is creating and instrumenting specific visualizations and related ta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  8. ADL Access: A Cognitively Accessible Software Application for Augmented Self-Management of Activities of Daily

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: N/A

    The previously conducted Phase I project had two goals:  (1) to prototype and evaluate the feasibility of an intelligent computer-based task management application that would improve the ability of persons with cognitive disabilities to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and (2) to identify objectives for full development of a deployable system in a Phase II project.  Intelligent m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  9. A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environment

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

    The overall goal of this multi-phase project is the development of a system that will help individuals orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational environments.  The system will also be designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects.  Various strategies and technologies have been introduced to provide navigation assistance, including devices that supp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  10. Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

    SBC: Criterion Health, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The three primary drive systems for power wheelchairs-front, middle and rear wheel drives-have a wide range of advantages and disadvantages.  Users select the drive system based on their individual needs.  Currently, no power wheelchair has a variable position drive system that the power wheelchair user can automatically move fore/aft through a range that will provide the benefits of rea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education

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