ATTENTION MODIFICATION SYSTEM FOR USE IN CLASSROOMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19165
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Invotek Inc
700 W 20th St, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Jakobs
(501) 575-7659
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INVOTEK WILL BUILD AND EVALUATE A SECOND GENERATION PROTOTYPE WHICH PROVIDES CONSTANT FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION PROBLEMS. THE SYSTEM OPERATES ON THE PREMISE THAT GIVING A STUDENT POINTS TOWARDS PREDEFINED ON-TASK GOALS WILL MODIFY HIS/HER BEHAVIOR. THESE POINTS ARE ACCUMULATED ON THE DISPLAY OF A DEVICE WHICH LOOKS SIMILAR TO A COMMERCIAL PAGER, AND IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE STUDENT. IF THE STUDENT BECOMES OFF-TASK, THE DISPLAY STOPS COUNTING AND FLASHES TO GET ATTENTION OF THE STUDENT. CONTINUED OFF-TASK BEHAVIOR IS DISCOURAGED BY SUBTRACTING POINTS UNTIL THE STUDENT RETURNS TO ON-TASK BEHAVIOR. THE TEACHER DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT A STUDENT IS ON-TASK AND CHANGES THE OPERATING MODE OF THE STUDENT'S PAGER WITH A REMOTE CONTROL. THE SYSTEM WILL BE EVALUATED OVER ONE SEMESTER IN THE FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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