THE CONTROL INTERFACE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$443,922.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
16482
Agency Tracking Number:
16482
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
331 West 2nd Street At Broadwa, Y, Lexington, KY, 40507
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
George, Cindy L
Principal Investigator
(606) 233-2332
Business Contact:
1 R43 HD27411-01
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Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT DEVELOPS AND FIELD TESTS A PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE/HARDWARE ASSESSMENT PACKAGE TO SUPPORT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PERSONNEL RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE CONTROL INTERFACE DEVICES FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY INTERACTING WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. THIS POPULATION INCLUDES INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING, INTELLECTUAL, OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES; VERY YOUNG PERSONS; AND/OR ELDERLY PERSONS. THE CONTROL INTERFACE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (CIAS) INCLUDES SOFTWARE DESIGNED TO MEASURE CRITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLIENT'S ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH A VARIETY OF AVAILABLE AND POTENTIALLY USEFUL CONTROL INTERFACE DEVICES SUCH AS TOUCH KEYBOARDS AND ADAPTIVE SWITCHES. THE PHASE I PROTOTYPE CIAS SYSTEM WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD MICROCOMPUTERS AND UTILIZE TWO SPECIALLY DESIGNED CONTROL INTERFACE DEVICES: A MEMBRANE KEYBOARD SIMULATOR (MKS) AND A UNIVERSAL ADJUSTABLE MICROSWITCH (UAS). THESE DEVICES WILL CONNECT TO A MICROCOMPUTER AND BE OPERATED BY THE CLIENT FOLLOWING A SERIES OF STANDARDIZED TEST SEQUENCES UNDER SOFTWARE CONTROL USING VISUAL, AUDITORY, AND KINESTHETIC PROMPTING. CIAS HAS THE CAPABILITY TO SIMULATE A WIDE ARRAY OF EXPENSIVE, HIGHLY SPECIALIZED CONTROL INTERFACE DEVICES PRIOR TO A DECISION TO ACQUIRE ANY PARTICULAR ONE AND IS INTENDED TO GREATLY IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING APPROPRIATE DEVICES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANIPULATION AND CONTROL.

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