Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Amount:
$74,950.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
H133S110033
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110033
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 260, Orlando, FL, 32817-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
799834254
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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