Rapid Eye-Tracking Integrated Application (RETINA-II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAB07-02-C-H802
Agency Tracking Number: A012-1574
Amount: $69,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1107-C Lyons Road, Dayton, OH, 45458
DUNS: 031764616
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Bellando
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 433-0477
Business Contact
 Dale Kirby
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 433-0477
Email: d.kirby@edaptive.com
Research Institution
"EDAptive Computing, Inc. (EDAptive) presents a unique and commercially viable solution to the problem of incorporating a minimally-intrusive eye gaze monitoring system with a helmet mounted virtual display to provide improved human-machine interaction,localized display optimization and display image stabilization. Our RETINA-II (Rapid Eye-Tracking Integrated Application) program will investigate and evaluate a variety of techniques to integrate an eye gaze monitoring system with existing helmet-mounteddisplays (HMD). Specifically, we propose to leverage the features of our RETINAT system, a proven non-intrusive, rapid eye-tracking system developed by EDAptive, including 1) automatic, resolution-dependant accuracy scaling, 2) real-time processing, and 3)efficient and robust performance. By utilizing our existing RETINA technology, we are able bypass many development costs and focus our Phase I effort on the important integration issues, including camera choice, hardware acceleration and variouscommunication interfaces. Our Phase I focus on feasibility assures that we provide a solution that addresses the concerns and meets the requirements set forth in the solicitation. In this proposal we present a focused approach to assess the feasibility ofintegration in Phase I, and prove the concept and prepare for technology transition in the form of a prototype in Phase II. This technology provides groundbreaking opportunities for the Army.

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