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  1. INDIVIDUALIZED INTERACTIVE VIDEO

    SBC: Duffy Engineering            Topic: N/A

    PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR DISABLED STUDENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS IS A TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS FOR EDUCATORS AND THUS COSTLY. COMPUTERIZED AND INTERACTIVEVIDEODISK EDUCATIONAL FORMATS MAY NOT BE READILY CUSTOMIZED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT. HOWEVER, COMMONLY-AVAILABLE IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND HAND-HELD CAMCORDERS ARE TOOLS AVAIL ABLE IN MOST SCHOOLS. IF A PERSONAL COMPUTE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  2. EDUCATING INFORMED CONSUMERS: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILIESKNOWLEDGE CONCERNING RESPITE SERVICES

    SBC: Human Services Res Inst            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT PRIMARY CARE- GIVERS SHOULD PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN DESIGNING, MANAGING, AND MONITORING SERVICES WHICH SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIESAND THEIR FAMILIES. RESPITE SERVICES OFFERS BUT ONE FORUM FROM WHICH THEY CAN EXERCISE THESE ROLES. THROUGH THE USE OF AN ADVISORY BOARD, MADE UP LARGELY OF PRIMARY CARE GIVERSAND A NATIONAL SURVEY THIS PROJECT SEEKS TO DETE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  3. A USER-FRIENDLY VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS (VILAH)

    SBC: Technology International Incorporated of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED METHODS FOR VOICE INPUT INTO, AND VOICE OUTPUT FROM, MICROCOMPUTERS. THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTERIZED VOICE OUTPUT FROM PRINTED MATERIAL FOR BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS IS OBVIOUS. VERY OFTEN, INDIVIDUALS WITH LANGUAGE-LEARNING DISABILITIES FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY. THEADVANTAGES OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IS OBVIOUS FOR INDIVIDUALS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Education
  4. VASCULAR STAPLER

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DESIGN AND BUILD A STAPLER FOR PERFORMING END-TO-END AND END-TO-SIDE ANASTOMOSES ON MEDIUM TO LARGE VESSELS, AND FOR REPAIRING BLOOD VESSELS AND VASCULAR ANEURYSMS, AND TO DEVELOP A SURGICAL PROTOCOL FOR ITS USE. THE METHOD PROPOSED USES A SPECIAL STAPLER AND CONFIGURATION OF STAPLES WHICH MINIMIZESBLOOD CONTACT WITH THE STAPLES, DOES NOT RESTRICT THE FLOW OF BL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. ULTRAMINIATURE IMPLANTABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. FERRITE PARTICLES AS NMR IMAGING CONTRAST AGENTS

    SBC: ADVANCED MAGNETICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    AS PART OF A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY AT THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, ADVANCED MAGNETICS INTENDS TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL OF LIVER-TARGETED,FERRITE-BASED CONTRAST AGENTS TO ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE (MR) IMAGING FOR DETECTION OF LIVER METASTASES USING A RAT TUMOR MODEL. ALTHOUGH MOST STUDIES WITH MR CONTRAST AGENTS HAVE INVOLVED ONLY IONS OR ION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. HEPATOCYTE DIRECTED MAGNETIC RESONANCE CONTRAST AGENTS

    SBC: ADVANCED MAGNETICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. PORTABLE OXYGEN-ENRICHER FOR INHALATION THERAPY

    SBC: A/g Technology Corp.            Topic: N/A

    HOME CARE INHALATION THERAPY REQUIRES A READY SUPPLY OF OXYGEN FOR PATIENT COMFORT. UNFORTUNATELY, AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES FOR SUPPLYING OXYGEN ALL SUFFER FROM MAJOR DRAW- BACKS. THE MOST NOTABLE COMMON PROBLEM IS EXCESSIVE WEIGHT WHICH LIMITS PATIENT MOBILITY BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A TRULY PORTABLE HOME CARE UN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. UTILIZATION OF 180-DEGREE PULSES IN HIGH-SPEED MRI

    SBC: Advanced Nmr Systems, Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHOLE-BODY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) SYSTEM CAPABLE OF ACQUIRING COMPLETE TOMOGRAPHIC PROTON IMAGES IN ABOUT 50 MILLISECONDS. IN PARTICULAR, THE POTENTIAL UTILIZATION OF 180-DEGREE RADIOFREQUENCY PULSES IS ADDRESSED AS A MEANS OF ELIMINATING ARTIFACTS THAT ARISE AS A RESULT OF MAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTHS MANDATED BY SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. IMPROVED RFLP ANALYSIS FOR GENETIC LINKAGE MAPPING

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE AND CHALLENGING FIELDS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TODAY IS THE GENETIC STUDY OF EUKARYOTIC SYSTEMS. ONE RAPIDLY GROWING AREA IN THIS FIELD IS THE STUDY OF RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISMS (RFLPS). THIS PROCEDURE USES RADIOLABELED HYBRIDIZATION TECHNIQUES AND AUTORADIOGRAPHY TO CONSTRUCT A HUMAN GENETIC LINKAGE MAP BY IDENTIFYING GENETIC MARKERS ALONG THE GENOME. THE PARTI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Health and Human Services

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