Multi-Modal Hands-Free Interface for Aircraft Maintainers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,170.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-6578
Award Id:
72852
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-061-2897
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
Charles Cohen
Vice President - R&D
(734) 668-2567
ccohen@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
Charles Jacobus
President
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institute:
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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