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Company Information:

Name: CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
Address: 11550 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $960,053.00 12
SBIR Phase II $1,749,994.00 4

Award List:

Supported independence and safety for people with cognitive disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen Sutter
Award Amount: $75,000.00

VCAT - on demand transcription services for indivduals wo are deaf or hard of hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen Sutter
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Talking Tags-Fast Identification of Objects and Locations for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter, Prs
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Combination of commercially available components with an innovative approach to deliver a portable "talking tags" system for people with visual impairments; improved capacity to identify, sort and retrieve objects

Sound Alert: A Centralized System Capable of Alerting People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Impaired of Critical Sounds in their Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter, Prs
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Development of a combination of state-of-the-art, portable, wireless technology, newtwork services and sensory technology to enable outbound and inbound communication with emergency services, such as evacuation or rescue information

SSIMPLE - A Speech and Switch Input Mobile Phone that Links Everyone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The combining of commercially available SMARTPHONE technology with an innovative design to enable single switch and voice-only users to independently send text messages and answer or make phone calls

SoundAlert - A Centralized System Capable of Alerting People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Impaired of Critical Sounds in Their Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The project is intended to result in a comprehensive system that delivers natural warning and communication mechanisms for persons with hearing loss. The SoundAlert system offers a unique approach to enable persons who are deaf or hard of hearing to: (1) initiate and receive emergency… More

Hearing Companion: Handheld Portable Sound Identification and Critical Alerting Functionality for People Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Based on previous research, this project develops and demonstrates the HearingCompanionwhich: (1) automatically recognizes specific sounds in the environment on a pocket-sized device; and(2) alerts the user on their mobile device via vibration, images, and captions that identify these… More

Hearing Companion: Handheld Portable Sound Identification and Critical Alerting Functionality for People Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Based on previous research, this project develops and demonstrates the HearingCompanionwhich: (1) automatically recognizes specific sounds in the environment on a pocket-sized device; and(2) alerts the user on their mobile device via vibration, images, and captions that identify these… More

SoundCompass - A Wearable Sound Direction and Motion Detector for People who are Hard of Hearing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project researches, develops, and demonstrates the technical merit and feasibility of awearable device which (1) detects the direction of a sound source or motion, and (2) alerts the user viavibration, images, and captions to the direction of this sound source or movement relative to the… More

A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Sutter
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this multi-phase project is the development of a system that will help individuals orient themselves and safely navigate in vocational environments.  The system will also be designed to assist individuals in finding and identifying items and objects.  Various strategies… More

A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Sutter
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of combining ground-breaking Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with an innovative approach and state of-the-art software to deliver a system capable of removing barriers in vocational settings. This… More

NEADL: Novel Electronic Aid for Daily Living System for People Who Cannot Use Their Hands

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter, Principal Investigator – (317) 777-0356
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project researches and develops natural support mechanisms to improve the quality of life for people who cannot use their hands and must use voice command or switch interfaces to interact with their environment. This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost efficiency of… More

iUtileyes: A Talking SmartPhone and Tablet Application that Helps People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired to Fully Utilize Devices with Visual Flat-Panel Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter, Principal Investigator – (317) 777-0356
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to combine low cost consumer electronics with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver a device capable of removing barriers in vocational settings for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This project demonstrates the technical merit,… More

A Navigation and Object-Location System to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Individuals in Indoor Environments.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter – (317) 484-8400
Award Amount: $249,998.00
Abstract:
This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of combining ground-breaking Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with an innovative approach and state of-the-art software to deliver a system capable of removing barriers in vocational settings. This… More

Variable prompting technology for improving the ADL task performance of older adu

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter – 317-484-8400
Award Amount: $135,061.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The older adult population (65+) is the fastest growing segment of the American population and is expected to grow from 12% to 21% of the US population over the next 20 years 1. As people live longer, the prevalence ofdebilitating, diseases such as… More

HomePortal – A Universal Home Environment for Individuals who are Blind or Have Visual Impairments.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stephen M. Sutter – (317) 804-9735
Award Amount: $74,992.00
Abstract:
Ironically people who are blind or have visual impairments that should benefit the most from technology, have great difficulty in interacting with modern home appliances and electronics. This is primarily due to a combination of a lack of accessible features, device complexity, or the lack of a… More