LASER ACTIVATED KEYBOARD FOR ACCESSING PERSONAL COMPUTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$513,752.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16505
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Invotek
700 West 20th Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jakobs, Thomas
Principal Investigator
(501) 575-7659
Business Contact:
1 R43 DC01008-01
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Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INVOTEK WILL DEVELOP A LIGHT SENSITIVE KEYBOARD AND A LASER LIGHT SOURCE FOR ACCESSING APPLE 2GS AND MACINTOSH COMPUTERS. THIS KEYBOARD SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE A LIGHT DETECTION SCHEME WHICH WILL INSURE USER EYE SAFETY. THE SYSTEM WILL ALLOW PEOPLE WITH SEVERE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES TO ACCESS AN APPLE COMPUTER, AND WHEN INCORPORATED WITH A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER, WILL CONSTITUTE AN EFFECTIVE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE. SINCE THIS SYSTEM IS BASED ON STANDARD COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND IS MODULAR IN DESIGN, USERS CAN UPGRADE THE SYSTEM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EQUIPMENT DEVELOPED FOR THE MAIN STREAM USER, THUS MINIMIZING COST AND MAXIMIZING FLEXIBILITY.

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