Mechanisms for Hands-Free Point of Care Data Entry in Combat Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number: O052-H10-3063
Amount: $999,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD05-H10
Solitcitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Duns: 125624432
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Qi (Peter) Li
 (973) 822-0048
Business Contact
 Qi Li
Title: President
Phone: (973) 822-0048
Research Institution
Based on the success of our Phase I research and demos, we further propose our novel and promising solution for hands- and eyes-free voice interface for point-of-care data entry for Phase II research. The solution consists of the following major modules: a recently-developed noise-reduction microphone, an automatic speech recognizer, a text-to-speech synthesizer, a set of medical grammar, and a dialogue manager. To make the developed system useful in combat environments, we emphasize noise robustness and user-friendly dialogue management. Our unique new research results and algorithms in noise reduction, auditory-based feature extraction, and discriminative training will be implemented to ensure the robustness; new development language and tools for dialogue management will be used in the system for fast and convenient development. Every effort has been made to minimize the project risk. In the end of this project, we will deliver a PDA with pre-installed software package developed from this project. Video demos and documents will be presented and submitted as well.

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