SBIR Phase I: Talking Blood Glucose Meter with full Accessibility for Blind, Visually and Cognitively Impaired

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,250.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0741247
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
NSF 07-551
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0741247
Solicitation Topic Code:
IT
Small Business Information
Bay Area Digital, LLC
870 Market Street, Suite 653, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
601308138
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Gray
 MPA
 (415) 217-6667
 chris@bayareadigital.us
Business Contact
 Christopher Gray
Title: MPA
Phone: (415) 217-6667
Email: chris@bayareadigital.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project addresses a crisis in the lack of effective glucose monitoring equipment for visually and cognitively impaired diabetics. The proposal thoroughly examines the technical and commercial feasibility of developing innovative technology that enables such patients to reliably use information provided by a state-of-the-art blood glucose meter, using speech output that is coupled with a commercially developed meter. There are currently no state-of-the-art or best-of-breed blood glucose meter systems available in the U.S. market with speech capabilities for use by the cognitively, visually impaired or blind community. The development of such a meter will positively impact the self-management of diabetes mellitus, improving quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients and preventing the development of secondary complications and provide an opportunity to impact a major health problem affecting millions of U.S. citizens.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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