SBIR Phase I: (IT-B5) Feasibility to Run Novel Voice Interface on a Low-Power Microcontroller

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0711698
Award Id:
84728
Agency Tracking Number:
0711698
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2004 Centennial Dr., UAMS/BioVentures, Great Falls, MT, 59404
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788665730
Principal Investigator:
Seth Cameron
PhD
(801) 474-0134
seth@cameronsound.com
Business Contact:
Seth Cameron
PhD
(801) 474-0134
seth@cameronsound.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project focuses on the porting a proprietary voice interface to a low-power wearable platform. A major challenge of this development is the elimination of hardware support for floating point calculations that are not typically included on low-power embedded platforms. This proposal addresses mobility characteristics by focusing the critical issues such as investigation of feasible methods for reducing the complexity of algorithms, and the lack of hardware support for floating point arithmetic on a low-power device as used in embedded applications. This project addresses the development of a novel information management system for the visually impaired. It also has the potential to revolutionize the information management needs for sighted people as well, and address niche applications such as prosthetic devices for 'forgetfulness'. Most importantly, this technology has many useful applications such as assisting people with other types of disabilities besides visual impairment.

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