SBIR Phase I: Multimodal Interfaces for Interventional Cardiology and Radiology

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0319706
Agency Tracking Number: 0319706
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
403 South Allen Street, State College, PA, 16801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rajeev Sharma
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a Speech Gesture Interface for Interventional Procedures (SGIIP). The sterile environment found in interventional radiology and cardiology suites presents unique challenges for motion control. Spoken words and hand gestures potentially provide a very intuitive way to control devices in this environment. The proposed work will leverage the team's past experience in speech/gesture interfaces and medical devices. In the Phase I project, Domain experts in radiology and cardiology will aid in the design of an experimental test-bed for interventional cardiology. In the follow on Phase II project, this test-bed will be refined and integrated with commercial interventional systems. The commercial application of this project is in the area of biomedical devices and instrumentation. The proposed SGIIP system, when commercially deployed, will significantly impact the way radiologists and cardiologists interact with the interventional devices, leading to improvements in safety and efficiency.

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