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  1. GameteGuard: an approach to counteract fertility decline in dairy cattle


    This Small Business Innovation Research phase I project addresses profitability as affected by reduced pregnancy rates in artificially inseminated mammals. Pregnancy rates directly impact profitability of dairy farmers; a 2-3% increase may improve profit by $40,000 per 1000 head. Handling, freezing and thawing of bull sperm generates oxidative free radicals leading to irreversible damage to DNA an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. Feral Swine Population Control Enabled by An Intelligent Species-Specific Recognition System


    Feral swine (Sus scrofa, or more generally known as "wild pigs") populations in the United States inflict serious and growing ecological and economic impacts to the farming and ranching ecosystems where the population continues to grow and invade new territory (see These invasions ultimately impact the security, quality, and safety of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Digital Storyteller: A Cognitively Accessible Literary Compositioning Tool


    Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are, however, a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits effectively prohibit o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  4. Mobile Connect: A Cloud-based, Universally Designed Text Messaging and Email Program to Facilitate Social Connectedness and Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    Efforts to increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have been increasing throughout American society. As this population continues to make strides in achieving greater independence and access to the community, there is an increasing need for remote communication, e.g. “I made it to work OK” or “I just took my medication.” Smartph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  5. TWYLA (Test What You Learned- Assessment): A Cloud-Based Cognitively Accessible Testing Extender For Special Needs Learning Apps


    Mobile devices and cloud-based services are transforming the world we live in and bringing significant change to everyday technologies for those with and without disabilities. The explosion of Apps and mobile devices is revolutionizing the software industry as a whole and special education technology in particular as individuals with disabilities, families, and teachers are provided direct access ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. Development and Evaluation of a Cognitively Accessible App to Facilitate Social Networking for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    The social isolation issues of individuals with intellectual disabilities are well documented in the literature. New social networking technologies have served to provide a popular format for increasing human socialization opportunities world wide. Challenges to independent access to social networking sites for individuals with intellectual disabilities include excessively featured, cluttered inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  7. Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed App to Support Self Directed Diabetes Education and Self Management for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    While research shows there is an increasing incidence of diabetes in Americans, there is also a compelling body of research showing that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are even more likely to suffer the effects of diabetes, which include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, infections, blindness and kidney failure. The World Health Organization reports that 50% of people with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Engaging Students in STEM: International Social Collaborative Exchange Network for Education: iSCENE

    SBC: Active Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of iSCENE, a website to increase the use of project-based learning through data exchange, resource sharing, and real-time communication. The virtual learning environment will support increased student engagement and motivation in STEM with a goal to increase workforce readiness. The prototype will include a series of project-based learning modules for mid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  9. PTSolve: High-performance solvers for industry

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 02c

    The Department of Energy has spent millions of dollars on the development of numerical software libraries whose use in commercial settings has been limited. However, the cutting edge capabilities offered by these packages could have a substantial commercial impact and value. One of the main reasons for the limited presence of these libraries in commercial settings is their complex delivery sys ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  10. Development of Software Framework for X-Ray Optics Simulation and Modeling

    SBC: RadiaSoft LLC            Topic: 04d

    Improved optical simulations are critical for x-ray synchrotron radiation sources and free electron lasers. Such facilities generate x-ray pulses of extremely high spectral brightness and flux, high repetition rates and small transverse and longitudinal phase-space volumes. The radiation pulses are in many cases limited only by the basic laws of wave optics. The accelerator light source community ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy

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