Sensory Substitution System For Blind Children

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43EY013487-01
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
WICAB, INC.
1300 UNIVERSITY AVE, RM 2756, MADISON, WI, 53706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
KATHI KAMM
() -
Business Contact:
(608) 265-3757
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION: This is a phase SBIR application to test the functionality of a electrotactile tongue stimulation system designed to be used as a substitute for vision by blind children. The device maps processed video signals into an array of electrodes that stimulate the tongue. The electrode array can be built into an orthodontic dental retainer or a pacifier, in the case of infants. Phase 1 is designed to validate the approach of tongue stimulation by evaluating the Outcome of training children to learn to "see" with a prototype device. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

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