Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$999,976.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-11-C-0473
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Branch:
Defense Health Program
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1283
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H04
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator
 Oleg Galkin
 Senior Research Scientist
 (310) 320-3088
 EOSProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Addressing the OSD-DHP need to enhance the user experience in the virtual environment for rehabilitation and support of wounded veterans, in Phase II Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue advancing the development of the new Enhanced Immersion Virtual Support (EIViS) system proven feasible in Phase I. The EIViS system is based on novel integration of real-time facial, head, and body tracking and morphing software and a new wearable haptic belt interface. In Phase I, POC designed and developed an EIViS prototype and successfully demonstrated the technology to the Army. In Phase II, POC plans to optimize the system design, improve and extend the underlying technologies to improve nonverbal communication in a virtual world, improve immersive experience, and provide support for patient-physical therapist interaction. We will build and demonstrate the EIViS prototype that is ready for commercial deployment. In addition, the efficacy of the EIViS system will be validated in human tests with the assistance of consultants. POC will develop a practical plan for deploying the EIViS technology as well as two commercially ready pilot applications. The EIViS system will be integrated in the AVESS system where it will be used to support physical and psychological rehabilitation for military amputees.

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