A LOW COST PRODUCT DESIGNED TO INTERFACE WITH A PERSONAL COMPUTER, WHICH WILL VOCALIZE WORDS IN THE COMPUTER'S MEMORY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$239,288.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6959
Agency Tracking Number:
6959
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
90 N Industry Ct, Deer Park, NY, 11729
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sheldon Lipsky
Chief Engineer
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE COST EFFECTIVE (LOW COST/HIGH PERFORMANCE) PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS DESIGNED TO INTERFACE WITH A PERSONAL COMPUTER, WHICH WILL VOCALIZE UPON A GIVEN COMMAND WORDS OR PROCESSES WHICH HAVE BEEN STORED IN THE COMPUTER'S MEMORY OR ARE DISPLAYED ON THE COMPUTER MONITOR. THE PRODUCT GOAL IS THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WHICH CAN BE INSERTED INTO ONE OF THE BUS SLOTS ON AN IBM OR EQUIVALENT PERSONAL COMPUTER. THE USE OF THIS SYSTEM IN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT INCLUDE: (1) PROMPTING AND VOCALIZING SPECIFIC WORDS IN ANY TEXT WHICH HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY STORED ON DISK: (2) VOCALIZING AND PROMPTING MATHEMATICAL PROCESSES FOR TEACHINGMATHEMATICS: AND, (3) READING FROM THE COMPUTER TEXT INPUT FROM ANY SOURCE. A COMPUTER WHICH CAN VOCALIZE WORDS AT THE USERS SIGNAL IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF STUDENTS CAN RELATE TO SPEECH YET HAVE COGNITIVE OR PERCEPTUAL DEFICITS WITH SYMBOLS (WRITTEN TEXT OR NUMBERS).

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