Wireless Wrist Device to Alert the Deaf of Sounds and Events in Their Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: H133S080066
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
This project develops a wireless system to alert individuals who are deaf to critical soundsand events in their environment. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developingtechnology, improving the ability of a person who is deaf to function more naturally in a work orschool environment. The system uses a consumer product called a Bluetooth wristwatch, which isessentially a wireless wrist-worn computer interface and display. The Bluetooth watch serves as ahands-free universal interface to a network of sensors providing data about the surrounding environmentand as a convenient interface for text messaging.

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