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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
88179
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S080066
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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