SoundCompass - A Wearable Sound Direction and Motion Detector for People who are Hard of Hearing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
88178
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S080054
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CreateAbility Concepts, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, 46224
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This project researches, develops, and demonstrates the technical merit and feasibility of awearable device which (1) detects the direction of a sound source or motion, and (2) alerts the user viavibration, images, and captions to the direction of this sound source or movement relative to the currentposition of the individual. This provides the user with a sense of independence and personal safety byalleviating concerns as to whether recreational, educational, vocational, or independent living settingsmay be adequately equipped to protect them. SoundCompass functions indoors or outdoors in environmentsinvolving potential interaction with equipment, vehicles, animals, or other people.

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