Development or Adaptation of Assistive Devices, Mechanisms, Technologies, or Techniques for Individuals with Disabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$39,500.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
34484
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Adaptive Computer Systems,
1835 Hafor Street, Iowa City, IA, 52246
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Glenn A. Myers
President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Advancements in digital signal processing (DSP) and video technology have created an opportunity to develop a low-cost system to allow people with disabilities to control a computer using head and eye movements. A software-based system would be developed to track head and eye movements at much lower cost than the hardware-based systems currently available. The processing power available on the computer would be used rather than designing and manufacturing specialized circuit boards for this purpose. Many of the algorithms required for head tracking are also applicable (with modification) to eye tracking, which will increase the effectiveness of the development effort and result in additional cost savings for the development of an eyetracking system.

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