Proximity-Based Fire Alert Notifications for Hearing Impaired

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 90BISA0009
Agency Tracking Number: BISA17000077
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: n/a
Solicitation Number: HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-BISA-0194
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
123 Janeway, Greenwood, SC, 29649-1537
DUNS: 813034679
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Riley
 (864) 229-3097
Business Contact
 Thomas Riley
Phone: (864) 229-3097
Research Institution
This project develops smoke detector hardware and an associated smartphone application which, upon detection of an environmental threat (e.g., a fire), automatically pushes alert notifications directly to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing via a cellular telephone or smart device application. The alert notifications are transmitted to telephones or smart devices within proximity of the smoke detector/fire alarm. The goals of this project are to determine technical and commercial feasibility of the proposed system. Specific objectives are: (1) to develop the software code necessary to deliver proximity-based alert notifications; (2) to develop a product model with at least basic functionality; and (3) to conduct product testing and commercial viability screening. This technology has the potential to provide life-saving communication of a fire emergency to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and for determining the location of user within a building during a fire emergency.

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