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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. CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ADAPTIVE REDREATION EQUIPMENT

    SBC: Access To Recreation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MANY DISABLED INDIVIDUALS ARE CURRENTLY BENEFITTING FROM THEFIELD OF THERAPY CALLED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION. EVERY MAJORREHABILITATION CENTER HAS A SEPARATE AND GROWING RECREATION THERAPY DEPARTMENT AS THIS FIELD OF THERAPY GAINS RECOGNI- HAVE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. THE DIFFICULTY IN FINDING SUCH EQUIPMENT IS PERSONALLY UNDERSTOOD BY THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, WHO WAS PARALYZED ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATIONAL PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE THE SUPPLY AND USAGE OF RESPITE SERVICES

    SBC: Berkeley Planning Associates            Topic: N/A

    BPA HAS IDENTIFIED THREE POTENTIAL AUDIENCES FOR RESPITE GUIDE MATERIALS:1)THE FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY 2)RESPITE PROVIDERS, AND 3) REFERRAL SOURCES. IN THIS PROJ- ECT, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF THESE THREE GROUPS. WE'LL CLASSIFY THE MODELS OF RESPITE SERVICE CURRENTLY IN EXISTENCE, FOCUSING PARTICULAR LY ON EFFECTIVE AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES. THROU ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  3. Assistive Device for Individuals with Visual Impairment

    SBC: Enhanced Vision            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Education
  4. Cooperative Group Management Software to Improve Communication between Students with Disabilities and their Peers

    SBC: Imagen Multimedia Corp.on            Topic: N/A

    Learning, which is far more than merely an associational complex of facts, requires a synthesis of ideas into something new. Contemporary cognitive scientists agree that learning is embodied in the fluid medium of language; it is through language that we understand the world. Language development can only occur in a rich social environment, where ideas are transformed, reformed, and dynamically ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Education
  5. Preparing Disabled Students for the Technology-Rich Workplace

    SBC: Onef Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ONEF Inc. proposed to research and develop computer-based interactive curriculum which immerses mainstreamed disabled students in a technology-rich workplace where they perform tasks and produce products similar to those prevalent in the business world. This project will be based on the concept of Workplace Interactive Tutorials(WITs) developed by ONEF Inc. to help students "see" what certain car ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Education
  6. SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROGRAMMERS.

    SBC: Phar Applied Technology            Topic: N/A

    THE TASK OF PROGRAMMING COMPUTERS TODAY HAS A VERY STRONG VISUAL AND KEYBOARD ORIENTATION. PHAR PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WILL ENABLE THE VISUALLYAND ORTHOPEDICALLY IMPAIRED TO PRODUCE COMPUTER PROGRAMS. PHAR'S SYSTEM WILL PERMIT INTERACTIVE ENTRY AND MAINTENANCE OF SOURCE CODE VIA SPEECH RECOGNITION. THE SYSTEM WILL CON-FIRM ENTRIES, GIVE ERROR MESSAGES, AND PERFORM A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  7. A SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM USED AS INPUT DEVICE FOR AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM USING TEST ITEM RESPONSE THEORY

    SBC: Speech Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    AUTOMATION OF TEST METHODS HAS RESULTED IN TREMENDOUS INCREASES IN EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY, AND HAS BEEN DRIVEN BY THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR LARGE-SCALE TESTING. UP TO NEW, THIS TESTING MODALITY HAS BEEN LIMITED TO STANDARDIZED TESTS WHICH FOR THE MOST PART USE MULTIPLE CHOICE, PAPER AND PENCIL TECHNIQUES, SINCE COMPUTERS HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN FUNCTIONALLY BOTH DEAF AND DUMB. PROBLEM-ATICALLY, ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  8. INFINITELY ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE AND MICROPROCESSOR CON- TROLLED EXERCISE DEVICE

    SBC: Tesa Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE LATEST GENERATION OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT FOR FITNESS CEN-TERS USES NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT IS PARTICULARLY SUITED TO DIS-ABLED INDIVIDUALS. RATHER THAN OPERATING AGAINST A RESIST- ANCE IS PROVIDED BY ADJUSTABLE HYDRAULIC OR ELECTRICAL POWERTHROUGH A MAGNETIC BRAKE. FOR DISABLED PERSONS, THIS MEANS THAT THE RESISTANCE CAN BE TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF A PARTICULAR MUSCLE GROUP IN SPECIFIC FORCE REQUIR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  9. High Voltage, High Power Diamond Solid-State Switch for Pulsed Power and Other Applications

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes a three phase effort with the ultimate goal of producing a marketable diamond switch suitable for several pulsed power and other applications in the defence arena. The presently used spark gaps have several drawbacks including switch jitter, large and variable inductance, lifetime and physical size. A low inductance solid-state switch capable ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Concealed Weapons

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify concealed weapons. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape and material composition of an object. These resonances are present in the scattered transient return from the object and can be extracted by algo ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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