Visual Impact: A Cloud-Based Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S110040
Agency Tracking Number: H133S110040
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-1
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
618 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-
DUNS: 008546678
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Davies
 (719) 592-0347
Business Contact
Research Institution
This project develops an Internet-based system for managing and delivering “on demand” activity prompts to individuals with intellectual disabilities. This product users “cloud” (web based) technology to deliver visual and audio prompts to individuals with cognitive disabilities via a thin-client prompting application that can run on iOS or Android mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Droid smartphones. This technology enables step-by-step task prompting to be made available to individuals using a consistent interface in any environment. In Phase I, a prototype application is developed and a pilot study conducted to assess the technical merit and feasibility of this approach for facilitating independence. These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing independence of individuals with intellectual disabilities through provision of personalized, real-time activity supports in a multitude of settings, including at school, in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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