WEARABLE ELECTRONIC REMINDING GUIDING AND LOCATION MONITORING COGNITIVE AID FOR RETARDED STUDENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14604
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Augmentech Inc
5001 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Mark B Friedman
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WE ARE DEVELOPING A WEARABLE, PERSONAL ELECTRONIC REMINDING,GUIDING AND LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE USED TO AUGMENT TRADITIONAL TEACHING AND SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS WHOARE MENTALLY RETARDED AND/OR TO SERVE AS A LONG TERM COGNITIVE PROSTHETIC TO PROMOTE THEIR PERSONAL AUTONOMY. THIS WALKMAN-SIZED, MICROPROCESSOR-BASED GUIDANCE SYSTEM CANAUTOMATICALLY VERBALLY REMIND A USER ABOUT PRESCHEDULED ACTIVITIES, CAN MONITOR THE USER'S PROGRESS TO APPROPRIATE LEARNING OR WORK SITES, CAN GIVE DIRECTIONS TO GET TO THE SITE THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO THE USER'S CURRENT LOCATION, CAN VERBALLY PROMPT THE USER THROUGH ACTIVITY SEQUENCES AT THE SITE, AND CAN AUTOMATICALLY CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IF THE DEVICE USER FAILS TO GET TO THE SITE. USING ITS INTERNAL CLOCK AND TRANSPONDER SUB-SYSTEMS, OUR BELT OR PENDANT WORN AID CAN VERBALLY ASSIST THE USER EITHER AUTOMATICALLY OR ON USER DEMAND. THE ASSISTANCE CAN EITHER BE SCHEDULE RELATED (USING ITS INTERNAL CLOCK AND A PRE-PROGRAMMED SCHEDULE) AND/OR LOCATION APPROPRIATE (USING A TRANSPONDER SUB-SYSTEM AND PRE-RECORDED INSTRUCTIONS). RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE IF THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING STUDENTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS BY THE WIDELY USED METHOD OF FADING CUES. WE ARE DEVELOPING A WEARABLE, PERSONAL ELECTRONIC REMINDING,GUIDING AND LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE USED TO AUGMENT TRADITIONAL TEACHING AND SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS WHOARE MENTALLY RETARDED AND/OR TO SERVE AS A LONG TERM COGNITIVE PROSTHETIC TO PROMOTE THEIR PERSONAL AUTONOMY. THIS WALKMAN-SIZED, MICROPROCESSOR-BASED GUIDANCE SYSTEM CANAUTOMATICALLY VERBALLY REMIND A USER ABOUT PRESCHEDULED ACTIVITIES, CAN MONITOR THE USER'S PROGRESS TO APPROPRIATE LEARNING OR WORK SITES, CAN GIVE DIRECTIONS TO GET TO THE SITE THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO THE USER'S CURRENT LOCATION, CAN VERBALLY PROMPT THE USER THROUGH ACTIVITY SEQUENCES AT THE SITE, AND CAN AUTOMATICALLY CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IF THE DEVICE USER FAILS TO GET TO THE SITE. USING ITS INTERNAL CLOCK AND TRANSPONDER SUB-SYSTEMS, OUR BELT OR PENDANT WORN AID CAN VERBALLY ASSIST THE USER EITHER AUTOMATICALLY OR ON USER DEMAND. THE ASSISTANCE CAN EITHER BE SCHEDULE RELATED (USING ITS INTERNAL CLOCK AND A PRE-PROGRAMMED SCHEDULE) AND/OR LOCATION APPROPRIATE (USING A TRANSPONDER SUB-SYSTEM AND PRE-RECORDED INSTRUCTIONS). RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE IF THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING STUDENTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS BY THE WIDELY USED METHOD OF FADING CUES.

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