AIDING AGED THROUGH INFORMATION DISSEMINATION: CAPTURES ON TELEPHONE TAPES HELPFUL DATA ON DEVICES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 551
Amount: $106,892.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1623 Forest Drive, Suite 302, Annapolis, MD, 21403
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald P. Whitworth
 Associate
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
APPLYING AN ADAPTATION OF TELEPHONE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN USE BY THIS FIRM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES UNDER THE TRADE NAME OF QUIK-TELL, WE PROPOSE TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF MAKING AVAILABLE TO THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED, MEDICAL AND GERIATRIC INSTITUTIONS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, A WIDE RANGE OF INFORMATION CONCERNING INNOVATIVE SELF-HELP DEVICES. WE WILL DEMONSTRATE HOW A BANK OF INFORMATION CAN BE ASSEMBLED, ESSENTIAL INFORMATION CONCERNING SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF DEVICES PUT ON A SERIES OF TELEPHONE TAPES, AND MADE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO INDIVIDUALS (ELDERLY, HANDICAPPED, PROFESSIONAL PERSONS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.) AND TO INSTITUTIONS FOR A MODEST FEE. THE SERVICE WILL BE THE "PRODUCT" AND WE WILL DESCRIBE ITS POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPEAL TO PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS WHO WILL BE PRIVILIGED TO INCLUDE A SPONSOR'S MESSAGE WITH EACH TAPE. AN IMPORTANT BY-PRODUCT OF THE DATA GATHERING WILL BE TO UNCOVER PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLORED DEVICES THAT SHOULD BE CANDIDATES FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. A FURTHER COMMERCIALIZATION DEVELOPMENT OF THE SERVICE WOULD BE THE PROVISION OF HARD COPY ILLUSTRATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS.

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