AN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER FOR LOW VISION PATIENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8008
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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10 Holworthy St, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
A PROTOTYPE OF A NEW MICROCOMPUTER-BASED "INTELLIGENT" MAGNIFIER, THE DIGITAL DOCUMENT MAGNIFIER (DDM), WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR USE AS A LOW VISION AID. THE DDM USES A HIGH RESOLUTION SCANNER TO PROVIDE CCTV-LIKE EASE OF DOCUMENT IMAGE ACQUISITION AND IMAGE QUALITY, TOGETHER WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF MAGNIFIED IMAGE MANIPULATION OF PREVIOUS COMPUTER-BASED MAGNIFIERS, AS WELL AS OFFERING LOW VISION "USER FRIENDLY" FEATURES NOT PROVIDED ON ANY PREVIOUS MAGNIFICATION SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS CONTROLLED ENTIRELY BY A TRACKBALL, MOUSE OR JOYSTICK, INCLUDING PARAMETER MODIFICATION BY THE USER VIA PULL DOWN MENU. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A DEDICATED STANDALONE PORTABLE VERSION OF THE DDM COULD BE DESIGNED, UNDER A PHASE II PROPOSAL, THAT COULD BE PRODUCED AT AN END USER COST OF LESSTHAN $2,500.

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