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The First Intelligent Wearable Device to Enhance Student Attention Through Personalized Self-Monitoring and Reinforcement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: edIES17C0047
Agency Tracking Number: edIES17C0047
Amount: $148,573.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: edIES17R0005
Solicitation Number: edIES17R0005
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-01
Small Business Information
3331 Heritage Trade Dr Ste 101, Wake Forest , NC, 27587
DUNS: 080331110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Broncaccio
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 Richard Broncaccio
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution
With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of a hardware and web-based social and behavioral intervention to improve self-regulation (SR) of students in grades 3 to 5. The prototype will include a wearable wristband that gently vibrates from time to time during the school day to prompt students to indicate their level of SR (e.g. level of focus, attention, self-control). The prototype will also include a game-based intervention to facilitate improved SR, a back-end data system to capture data, and a dashboard for students and teachers to track levels of SR over time. At the end of Phase I in a pilot study with 60 students (grades 3 to 5) in six classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, if students understand and can use the feedback provided by the wristband to make decisions about their level of SR, and how teachers use information from the dashboard to inform instructional practice on individual students.

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