Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S110033
Agency Tracking Number: H133S110033
Amount: $74,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-1
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 260, Orlando, FL, 32817-
DUNS: 799834254
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Hurdich
 (407) 737-7310
 jasonh@vcom3d.com.
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the independence they need to benefit from opportunity-based learning in face-to-face interactions and where spoken information enhances the experience. Vcom3D has developed and distributed Signing Avatar software to assist D/HH children in school environments as well as software that help hearing persons to learn to sign.

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