Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,966.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
36705
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corp.
727 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey C. Braun
(313) 668-2567
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Eye tracking and voice recognition provides a means for hands-free control of information displayed within a head-mounted display (HMD) device. This proposal outlines a program for combining eye tracking, voice recognition, and HMD technology to achieve an integrated hands-free soldier interface. With this device the soldier can quickly adapt displayed information to meet changing needs of the tactical environment. The proposed system will utilize real-time HMD eye tracking technology and interface evaluation tools developed by Cybernet Systems Corporation, as well as a commercial voice recognition package, to implement a rapid prototype in the Phase I. This prototype will be based on desktop computer/workstation operation. Miniature components and features will be identified for a portable, lightweight version to be implemented in a follow-on Phase II project. The proposed project will offer significant opportunities for commercialization in both military/government and industrial sectors. Applications include the soldier interface, remote driving enhancement, remote surgery applications, and many other virtual reality applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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