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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. Forest-to-Factory: Round Timber Supply Chain Tools and Techniques

    SBC: Whole Trees, LLC            Topic: 81

    USDA secretary, Tom Vilsack, has urged the Forest Service to "develop new markets" for forest by-products, which encourage healthy timber management. WholeTrees & reg; Structures (WT) is launching a manufacturing system that sources small diameter round timber from timber management cullings, tops, diseased and invasive trees, and urban forests. Whole Trees, a woman-owned company, ma ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Access Language Arts

    SBC: Attainment Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) for students with severe intellectual disabilities and autism can be challenging, as these students often do not have the skills to engage with text. In recent years, special education experts have proposed a comprehensive approach to supporting students with intellectual disabilities and autism in ELA, centered on strategies including word ident ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  5. 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
  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. Automated, Personalized Formative Feedback for Student Writing with the LightSide Revision Assistant

    SBC: Lightside Labs LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the LightSide Revision Assistant, a web-based writing program for students in grades 6 to 8. The product will include an interface where students write essays and receive instant and automatic feedback, including in-line comments. Feedback will support students using an iterative revision and reflection process when writing, in contrast with existing t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Happy Atoms

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of Happy Atoms, a game to support middle school students in learning about the composition of molecules. Happy Atoms will include physical manipulative balls with embedded magnets wirelessly connected to a tablet application (app) to recognize whether or not the created molecule exists and explain why or why not. The app will also include teacher resource ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  9. Promoting Regular Physical Activity for Older Adults through "Wayfinding" Technology

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Physical vulnerability, visual impairment, mobility limitations, and cognitive disorders can make selecting a safe & accessible walking route very challenging for many older adults. Familiar online mapping & wayfinding services can be helpful, but they do not answer important questions about the built environment that older & disabled adult face on a daily basis. What are the sidewalks like alon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. CLIA-waived Point of Care Test of Infection by Cocci, Blasto, and Histo

    SBC: LUCIGEN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection causes more cases of congenital disease than 29 currently screened conditions in the US combined & several newborn screening disorders in EU countries. Congenital CMV infection rate is 0.7% in developed countries with 18% of infected newborns developing permanent hearing & vision loss, or intellectual disability (5,000 in the US each year). Ninety percent of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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