Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36705
Amount: $741,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
727 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey C. Braun
 (313) 668-2567
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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.

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