THE PROPOSED PRODUCT IS A MULTIMEDIA ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK OF PATHOLOGY SUPPORTED BY A SOPHISTICATED KNOWLEDGE ACCESS MANAGEMENT AND EXTENSION SYSTEM CALLED KAMES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5314
Agency Tracking Number:
5314
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1408 West University Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
FRANK MABRY
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(217) 384-0076
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PRODUCT IS A MULTIMEDIA ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK OF PATHOLOGY SUPPORTED BY A SOPHISTICATED KNOWLEDGE ACCESS MANAGEMENT AND EXTENSION SYSTEM CALLED KAMES. FIRST DEVELOPED ON PLATO, PROTOTYPES ARE NOW ALSO OPERATIONAL ON AVAX/780 AND ON A 68010-BASED MICROCOMPUTER. TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED KODACHROME ILLUSTRATIONS, MOST OF WHICH ARE TECHNI- CALLY VERY GOOD, ARE STORED ON A COMMERCIALLY MASTERED VIDEODISC. THE BASIC SOFTWARE FOR CONTROLLING AND ACCESSINGTHE VIDEODISC HAS BEEN COMPLETED, SOFTWARE NEEDED TO OVERLAYTEXT AND GRAPHICS ONTO THE ILLUSTRATIONS WRITTEN, AND ACCESSTO ILLUSTRATIONS FULLY INTEGRATED INTO THE MAIN KNOWLEDGE ACCESS SYSTEM. THE USER INTERFACE PROGRAM, WHICH RUNS ON AN IBM-PC, MANAGES THE INDIVIDUAL USER'S ENVIRONMENT, REGULATES THE DIALOG WITH THE ACCESS SYSTEM AND KNOWLEDGE BASE ON THE LARGER MACHINE, AND CONTROLS THE VIDEODISC PLAYER.

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