USING TELEPHONE MEDIA TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11346
Amount: $327,399.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Annapolis Science Ctr, 120 Admiral Cochrane Dr, Annapolis, MD, 21401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
THE RESEARCH OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITYAND MERIT OF USING VOICE-MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, I.E., AUDIOTEX, TO DEVELOP AN AUDIO INFORMATION LIBRARY PROTOTYPE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY TO ENSURE A HEALTHY STANDARD OF LIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS. THE OPERATING HYPOTHESIS IS: A SIGNIFICANT NEED AND GROWING DEMAND FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY PLANNING EXISTSAMONG RETIREES AND PEOPLE PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, A SUBSTANTIAL BODY OF RESEARCH AND INFORMATION AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIESCURRENTLY EXIST TO MEET THAT NEED AND DEMAND. VOICE-MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY CAN BE APPLIED TO EFFECTIVELY AND INNOVATIVELY MATCH THIS NEED FOR RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY PLANNING WITH THE EXISTING BODY OF INFORMATION. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES ARE TO: IDENTIFY ISSUES IN RETIREMENT AND INCOME SECURITY PLANNING; DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE AUDIOTEX LIBRARY OF RESEARCHED ISSUES IN RETIREMENT PLANNING; RESEARCH, WRITE, AND RECORD ALL AUDIOTEX MESSAGES FOR THE MARKET PROTOTYPE; CONDUCT A 6- TO 8-WEEK TEST OF THE PROTOTYPE; INITIALLY IDENTIFY POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND SOLICIT THEIR EVALUATIONS OF THE PROTOTYPE; AND EVALUATE PROTOTYPE AND TEST IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY AND POPULAR APPEAL.

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