A DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA FOR LOW-VISION AIDS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19237
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Winchester Digital Systems
10 Holworthy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Sussman
 (617) 661-1455
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A PROTOTYPE OF A NEW TYPE OF CAMERA WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR USE IN COMPUTER-BASED LOW-VISION AIDS. THE CAMERA WILL BE CAPABLE OF CLEARLY IMAGING BOOKS AND CURVED OBJECTS WITH NO PATIENT ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED FOR FOCUS, ILLUMINATION, OR CONTRAST. IMAGES WILL BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED IN BOTH LOW RESOLUTION REAL-TIME MODE AND HIGHER RESOLUTION CAPTURE MODE. THESE CAPABILITIES WILL ENABLE THE DIGITAL CAMERA TO REPLACE BOTH TELEVISION CAMERAS AND IMAGE SCANNERS IN ELECTRONIC MAGNIFIER AND READING MACHINES APPLICATIONS, COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES OF CCTV-LIKE OVERHEAD VIEWING AND REAL-TIME IMAGING WITH THE ACCURACY AND RESOLUTION OF DIGITAL SCANNERS, AT COST COMPARABLE TO EXISTING LOW-END COMMERCIAL SCANNERS AND IN A TRANSPORTABLE PACKAGE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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