Multi-Modal Hands-Free Interface for Aircraft Maintainers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6578
Agency Tracking Number: F051-061-2897
Amount: $99,170.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-061
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Charles Cohen, Ph.D.
 Vice President - R&D
 (734) 668-2567
 ccohen@cybernet.com
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Email: proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a hands-free data entry system to be used by Air Force aircraft maintenance personnel in noisy environments. To mitigate the noise sensitivity of voice recognition systems, we propose using simultaneous methods of input including voice, non-interfering gestures, facial feature extraction, and workspace analysis to disambiguate user focus of intention.Cybernet is ideally suited to do this work because of our corporate focus on man/machine interfaces, our current work creating aircraft maintenance aids, and our previous work with all of the component technologies including voice recognition, gestures, facial feature extraction, and real-time image processing.

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