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FY 2009 Phase I Awards

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

In FY 2009, Small Business Innovation Research program Phase I awards supported the following projects:

AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
Principal Investigator:
Steven Stock
Title: CTS: A Self-Directed Technology Assessment System for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Davies
Title: LiveWire Prompting System

Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Principal Investigator:
Gary Havey
Title: A Display Reader for the Vision Impaired

Aspen Systems, Inc.
Marlborough, MA
Principal Investigator:
Steven Casey
Title: Cooling System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Cupertino, CA
Principal Investigator:
Sunni Chawla
Title: Hearsay: A Context-Driven Assistant Browser for Non-Visual Web Access

CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
Brownsburg, IN
Principal Investigator:
Stephen M. Sutter
Title: A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environments

Criterion Health, Inc.
Terre Haute, IN
Principal Investigator:
Robert M. Levy
Title: Variable Position Mid-Wheel Drive System for Power Wheelchairs

Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corporation.
Eden Prairie, MN
Principal Investigator:
Patrick A. Lichter
Title: Transportation Assistant for the Cognitively Impaired

New York, NY
Principal Investigator:
Sarah Manning
Title: Early Math Intervention Program for Improved Comprehension and Communication in Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities

Motion Control
Salt Lake City, Utah
Principal Investigator:
Harold Sears
Title: New Electro-Hydraulic Foot Prosthesis

Ortho-Care Innovations, LLC
Mountlake, WA
Principal Investigator:
David Boone, Ph.D.
Title: SoundCompass: Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

Rehabilitation Ideas-Wheelchair Products and Accessories, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Sundarro
Title: Increasing Mobility and Maneuverability of Wheelchairs for Indoor Transportation and Recreational Activities

Science, Math and Engineering, Inc.
Bellerica, MA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Burns, Ph.D.
Title: Clothing Worn by Individuals with Visual Impairments as a Hands-Free Common Platform for GPS Wayfinding Systems and Obstacle Avoidance Systems

The Sendero Group, LLC
Davis, CA
Principal Investigator:
Michael May
Title: Development of a Global Access Information Navigation (GAIN) for Persons who are Blind or Low Vision

Vcom3D, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims, Ph.D.
Title: Mobile Math Signing Dictionary for IPOD Touch

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