VIDEODISC AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN MALOCCLUSION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$218,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3142
Agency Tracking Number:
3142
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 85878, Seattle, WA, 98145
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
D. Joseph Clark
Principal Investigator
(206) 524-4007
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROJECT AIMS TO TEST THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF INTERACTIVE VIDEODISCS FOR PREPARING PATIENTS FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AND ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY. SLIDE-TAPES AND VIDEOTAPES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED PREVIOUSLY WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO A VIDEODISC, ONE SIDE FOR ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS, THE OTHER FOR ORTHOGNATHIC PATIENTS. A COMPUTER PROGRAM HAS ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPED AND PRETESTED FOR ASSESSING PATIENTS' EXPECTATIONS FROM AND DECISIONS REGARDING SURGERY. A COMPARABLE ONE FOR ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS WILL BE DEVELOPED, TOGETHER WITH QUESTIONS TO TEST PATIENT COMPREHENSION. THESE WILL BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE VIDEODISC. TWENTY SURGERY AND 20 ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS WILL VIEW THE DISC ALONE; ANOTHER 20 OF EACH TYPE WILL VIEW THE DISC AND USE THE INTERACTIVE COMPUTER PROGRAM. THESE WILL BE COMPARED WITH PATIENTS WHO OBSERVE THE SLIDES AND VIDEOTAPES WITHOUT A DISC OR COMPUTER. A FOURTH GROUP OF 20 ORTHODONTIC AND 20 SURGERY PATIENTS WILL SERVE AS A CONTROL GROUP AND RECEIVE THE TRADITIONAL PRACTITIONER-BASED INFORMATION ONLY. PRE/POST CHANGES ON COMPUTERIZED QUESTIONS OF COMPREHENSION, EXPECTATIONS, AND DECISION MAKING WILL PERMIT A COMPARISON OF ALL GROUPS. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ENHANCE TREATMENT OUTCOMES AND PATIENT SATISFACTION BY USING THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES OF VIDEODISC AND COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION. A PHASE II GRANT WILL AID IN TESTING THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF SUCH AN APPROACH IN ORTHODONTIC AND ORAL SURGERY PRACTICES, WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN OTHER DENTAL SETTINGS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government