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Company Information:

Name: The Blindsight Corp
Address: 2030 Addison St, Suite 250
Berkeley, CA 94704
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,462,094.00 7
SBIR Phase II $5,376,310.00 5

Award List:

DEVICE FOR READING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nitzberg, mark j
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Nitzberg
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A DEVICE FOR READING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Huiying Shen
Award Amount: $0.00

A DEVICE FOR READING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Huiying Shen
Award Amount: $555,256.00

A SMART TELESCOPE FOR LOW VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Nitzberg
Award Amount: $491,820.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to test the feasibility of a "Smart Telescope" for use to improve the ability of visually impaired persons in tasks such as travel, navigation and social interactions. Advances in low-power high-speed portable computers combined with novel… More

Sign Finder: Computer Vision to Find and Read Signs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Nitzberg
Award Amount: $1,381,190.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to build a device that enhances the mobility of visually impaired persons by finding and reading signs aloud without the need for infrastructure beyond ordinary signs. Using new computer vision techniques, it will detect and read text in images… More

A Smart Telescope for Low Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Nitzberg
Award Amount: $882,518.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to build and test a Smart Telescope, a device for persons with low vision that uses computer vision algorithms to search for, detect and enhance targets such as text and faces to aid in everyday tas ks such as travel, navigation and social… More

Handsight Mobile Services for Low Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: N/A
Award Amount: $74,973.00
Abstract:
Determination of the user interface requirements response time accuracy and function set needed for the Handsight cell phone service to improve independence.

Sight on Call: Remote Services for the Blind and Low Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,796.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to build an on-demand assistance service atop the existing mobile phone infrastructure. Something like a GM OnStar service for the Blind and Low-vision, Sight on Call will provide help from a remote , distributed assistant workforce. With… More

Sight on Call: Remote Services for the Blind and Low Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter W. Hallinan
Award Amount: $717,044.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to build an on-demand assistance service atop the existing mobile phone infrastructure. Something like a GM OnStar service for the Blind and Low-vision, Sight on Call will provide help from a remote , distributed assistant workforce. With… More

Handsight Mobile Services for Low Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: N/A
Award Amount: $1,840,302.00
Abstract:
Determination of the user interface requirements response time accuracy and function set needed for the Handsight cell phone service to improve independence.

A Remote Assistance Phone for Active Aging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Peter W. Hallinan – 530-686-8148
Award Amount: $597,505.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to create an Assistance Phone , a mobile device that is simpler to use than the simplest commercial mobile phone, yet technologically far more capable, designed specifically for remote assistance services for America's 38 million older… More