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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. The Intelligent Brace: A Compliance Monitoring System for Scoliosis

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Scoliosis, a condition where there is lateral curvature of the spine, affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States. There is widespread use of bracing for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and recent studies have begun documenting its efficacy. These studies have indicated that user compliance is a large, yet largely unquantified, factor in successful outcomes. There are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  2. Therapeutic Intermittent Compression Socket

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of this project is to develop a device that provides rapid intermittent compression to the residual limb of amputees that do not have good blood flow in their limbs. The device will be built into the prosthetic socket to provide the user with portable therapy throughout the day, which will free the user from being confined to a chair for up to six hours each day to receive the prescrib ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  3. Socrative Learning Network

    SBC: Socrative Inc            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the Socrative Learning Network, a website for teachers to share information to guide instructional practice. The website will support Socrative’s existing 600,000 registered teachers in creating, sharing, searching, and filtering assessments by content, grade, or user, with a mechanism for commentingedu on and editing questions. Pilot research in Pha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  4. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: Learning Ovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  5. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: Learning Ovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  6. Expanding Supports for Data-Driven Language Instruction

    SBC: LingoJingo            Topic: N/A

    The project team will strengthen the functionality of Lingo Jingo, an on-line foreign language teaching and learning website, by adding lesson development capabilities, management tools, analytic capabilities, and activities aligned with commonly used language textbooks. The product will be used by middle and high school teachers to develop or modify classroom instruction, assign lessons, and prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  7. Lightweight, durable, adjustable composite backrest

    SBC: ACCESSIBLE DESIGNS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We have designed a lightweight, sturdy, user adjustable ergonomically designed backrest support for ultralight weight wheelchairs that will provide necessary postural support and provide a variety of positions to ease dressing, propulsion, and seated comfort. The backrest will improve user comfort, function, and posture during multiple activities of daily living. The innovative design will enable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  8. Lab science through distance learning: certification for in-service teachers

    SBC: Ergopedia, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research will create and evaluate a coordinated program of curriculum, equipment, software, and instruction that makes hand-on, lab-based, science content accessible through distance learning. The program is designed for in-service teachers to become highly qualified in science content areas, such as physics. Teachers registering for an online course can do labs because they will rece ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  9. Project PREPARE: Preparing preschoolers and kindergartners who are deaf to learn to read by teaching them early critical service words typically visually and linguistically inaccessible to them through a computer-based instruction product

    SBC: HOPE, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Children with significant hearing loss continually exhibit low reading levels, due in part to the difficulty they face upon entering school of understanding basal reading vocabulary, especially early critical “service words.” Service words are those words that cannot be learned through the use of pictures or objects (e.g., apple) but that constitute up to 75% of all words used in basal readers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  10. Development of a Nemeth Math to Latex Backtranslator System

    SBC: Logical Software Solutions            Topic: N/A

    The project extends and enhances the prototype developed in Phase 1 to obtain a reliable, robust, and complete software environment for backtranslating mathematical documents (containing mathematical expressions coded in Nemeth Math code and regular text coded in ASCII Grade 2 Braille) to Latex. The project is conducting research on: (1) automatic detection and recovery from errors in the Math d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
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