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Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 907-36
Amount: $74,816.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1336 Mockingbird Drive, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Larimer
 (540) 239-1863
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Open Tech proposes to adapt the WIMP (Window Icon Menu Pointer) interface for immersive applications. Using logical input devices like windows, menus, sliders, and buttons applications can be built to be device independent. Open Tech¿s innovative approach uses a laser pointer like mouse to control a 3D WIMP interface. Scientists will be able to quickly build interfaces that are easier to learn, more flexible, and more powerful than many current applications. This approach is particularly useful for scientific visualization where realism and presence is less important than the data being visualized. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The creation of the DIVERSE WIMP Framework will allow many applications to be written and reused in many environments. This will create a market for support services for both DIVERSE and the DIVERSE WIMP Framework. Open Tech would be available to contract for the development of immersive applications based on DIVERSE.

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