Standard Computer Interface for People with Disabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 HD33654-01,
Agency Tracking Number: 29304
Amount: $95,482.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Westest Engineering Corp
1470 N Main Street, Bountiful, UT, 84010
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Lynds
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
In recent years, computers have made dramatic contributions to the independence of people with disaBecause many people with physical disabilities are not able to use a keyboard or a mouse, a varietydeveloped which provide alternate methods of controlling computers. The usefulness of these devicescompromised by the lack of a standard method of providing computer access. This Small Business InnovPhase I project will develop a standard method of providing computer access to people with physicalintroduction of the PCMCIA bus, a technology which uses credit card sized interface devices, providestandardize computer access for people with disabilities. This project will develop software interfadevices which will allow personal computers to be controlled through the PCMCIA bus. The design chardevices will be documented in an open standard which will be provided to both the computer industryof assistive technology.

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