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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 June, 2020.

  1. FluentBuddy device to enhance the sensory and motor function of individuals with speech communication disabilities

    SBC: AVENTUSOFT L.L.C.            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops FluentBuddy, a prototype application for iOS and Android platforms to assist in the treatment of speech and communication disorders with a focus on the physiological and anatomical system (i.e. voice disorders, speech sound disorders, motor speech disorders, and other disabilities in children and adults). The project has three goals: (1) enhancing sensory and motor function t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  2. Mobile Communications App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  3. Mobile Signing Math Dictionary with Mouth Morphemes

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: 84133S2

    Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Deaf/hh) persons rely heavily on facial movements for communication, whether in American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English (SE), or Spoken English. In ASL, signers add “mouth morphemes”, similar to speech movements, to signs to distinguish concepts that use the same manual sign. Hard-ofhearing persons who use spoken communication, read mouth shapes to distinguish si ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  4. The Characterization and Mitigation of Radiation Effects on Nano-technology Microelectronics

    SBC: Defense Electronics Corporation            Topic: DTRA121002

    Defense Electronics Corporation (DEC) proposes an innovative radiation hardened by design (RHBD) and reliability improvement solution for silicon, III-V compounds (e.g. SiGe, SiC, GaN, InP, GaAs,), carbon nanotubes (CNT), and graphene. The method is based on analyzing chip-partitioned quiescent current signatures associated with failure modes common to these process technologies. Furthermore, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Tactile Awareness Prompting (TAP) System

    SBC: Engineering Acoustics Incorporated            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops an ambulatory remote operated Tactile Awareness Prompting (TAP) system to be used within educational and clinical environments for students who have social skills deficits. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibit deficits related to social initiations and conversational skills. Children with such disabilities often do not have the necessary social skills to m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  6. Mobile Math Signing Dictionary for iPod Touch

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Deaf and hard-of-hearing students lag behind their hearing counterparts not only in reading and writing, but in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.  In previous collaborations, Vcom3D and TERC have developed PC-based and Mobile Signing Science Dictionaries for students in grades 4-8; and are currently developing a PC-based and Mobile Signing Science Dictionary f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  7. Signing Science Pictionary for Young Learners Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In a previous collaboration, TERC and Vcom3D developed an illustrated PC-based Signing Science Dictionary (SSD) for students in Grades 4-8. Research findings show that the SSD helps build a communication bridge to promote teaming and communication of scientific ideas.  However, at the end of the primary grades, scientific literacy levels of children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing already la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  8. Inexpensive, disposable radiation detectors

    SBC: NANOPTICS, INC.            Topic: DTRA082007

    This proposal concerns the detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) by using large networks of small, inexpensive, and robust gamma detectors. These detectors will be deployed where consistent surveillance would be difficult by any other means, like remote mountain trails. The proposal describes a novel gamma detector that is extremely robust and inexpensive. The new scintillation material is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Integration of Voice Input and CD-ROM Technology to Provide

    SBC: Computer Multimedia            Topic: N/A

    The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation has determined that efforts to adequately serve Deaf clients could be greatly enhanced by a voice-to-sign translation system (Shalls, 1997; Ward, 1997). It is hard for DVR to hire enough VR Counselors fluent in sign language (Shalls) and very expensive to hire interpreters to handle all communication between Counselors and Deaf clients. Very few prospect ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  10. Signing Avatars

    SBC: SEAMLESS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Over 500,000 hearing disabled Americans are currently excluded from communicating in their most expressive idiom over long distance communications systems. Although widespread availability of electronic mail (e-mail) and electronic facsimile (fax) provide the means for these individuals to communicate in written English, both speed of communication and the level of personal interaction are signif ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
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