Abstract:Develops and evaluates the Accessible Testing Learning and Assessment System a testing and assessment system which can be used by teachers and evaluators to create independently accessible self paced tests and evaluations for students and adults with intellectual disabilities
Abstract:This project demonstrates the technical merit and feabisibility of Geo Talk approach for providing indepndent access to speech output functionality for individuals with intellectual disabilities with speech impairments.
Abstract:This project develops and tests the Visual Media Literacy System an accessible software system with a simplifed picture based interface design used for accessing electronic media resources on a standard desktop or portable palmtop computer.
Abstract:Investigates the utility of Web Voyagaer as an online dynamically driven information and service management program specifically designed to deliver personalized content from the Internet to individuals with intellectual disabilities thereby fostering self determination and independence.
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): WAYFINDER: A Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation ABSTRACT Transportation and mobility have long been areas of great dependency for individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as mental retardation. Few ind
ividuals with intellectual disabilities… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research research project aims to develop a polymer system for drug eluting coronary stents (DES). The material is expected to provide higher drug loading with a controlled drug release profile, as well as tunable mechanical properties over the… more
Abstract:In previous research, a specialty solid-state lighting (SSL) device had been developed. A doped Polymer Light-Emitting Diode (POLED) device structure is used, which enables devices to be printed with low capital equipment and operating costs. Although the devices are efficient, thin, flexible, and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-II project will analyze the limiting factors in performance and commercialization obtained through printed polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) research and development as well as customer engagement. Utilizing this basis, a set of… more
Abstract:Aerosols represent one of the more efficient methods to distribute biological and chemical agents throughout the atmosphere. Small aerosol droplets can be readily inhaled and easily penetrate deep into the lungs where they lodge in bronchial alveoli. Within the alveoli, chemical and biological… more
Abstract:The abrasive, reactive, and ubiquitous nature of lunar regolith created significant and serious problems during the Apollo moon missions. In this Phase I, Agave BioSystems, in collaboration with Dr. Randy Vander Wal of the Universities Space Research Association, propose to develop next generation… more
Abstract:In completing the Phase I SBIR, Agave BioSystems and the Universities Space Research Association, have successfully demonstrated proof of concept for the use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures as next generation smart adsorbents for the adsorption and destruction of potentially toxic… more
Abstract:Deployed armed forces often have to rely on water that is produced from decentralized sources, which presents significant difficulties for assuring the water is free of chemical toxicants. Analysis of these water supplies often requires complex instrumentation that is not practical for field use. … more
Abstract:The use of explosives over the last 100 years has left up to 16,000 military ranges contaminated with highly toxic compounds. A major challenge to the remediation of these ranges is identifying the location of persistent explosives residues. To meet this challenge, Agave BioSystems in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Severe sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is the leading cause of death in non-coronary intensive care units (ICUs) in the United States, with more than 750,000 cases occurring e
very year. This means that in the United… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II reserach develops an innovative biotechnology for commercial production of natural astaxanthin using genetically improved microalgal strain(s) grown in a proprietary large-scale photobioreactor, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new… more
Abstract:The proposed project consists of developing a prototype exciter/igniter unit that can operate to a subset of expected flight performance requirements. The main focus of this development effort will be the physical integration of a small, compact exciter with a "flight like" igniter or spark plug. … more
Abstract:Biodiesel is a clean-burning, renewable fuel produced from domestic agricultural sources (such as vegetable oils and animal fats) that can be blended with petroleum diesel and used by most compression-ignition (diesel) engines with few or no modifications. However, the availability of suitable… more
Abstract:For this SBIR Applied Media Analysis, Inc. is teamed with researchers at the University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) to address the challenges of Arabic handwriting Optical Character Recognition (AHOCR). The proposed approach leverages our previous experience developing MATES, a Multilingual Automatic… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project develops a pretreatment process for biomass that will be used as feedstock for making biofuels, thereby solving a significant problem in this process. Before plant and tree material (biomass) can be used to produce biofuels, or… more
Abstract:Fine-scale, well-calibrated probabilistic weather forecasts are increasingly in demand for such weather-critical applications as battlespace management, and accurate prediction of high-value airborne operations. Built upon the Phase I effort we have just completed, the principal objective of this… more
Abstract:"Honey bee pollination is estimated to contribute over $14 billion annually to
agricultural production. Honey bee pollination services in the larger ecosystem are
also of vital importance. However, apiculture in the United States is threatened,
especially by infestations of exotic parasitic mites.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Inflammation after ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury secondary to hemorrhagic shock is responsible for significant mortality and morbidity in the United States. Available intravenous fluids administered at the incid
ent scene to treat hypovolemic shock do not… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hemorrhage resulting from traumatic injuries is a major cause of death in accidents, and the primary cause of death on the battlefield. Early and effective hemorrhage control can save more lives than any other measure.
Tissue adhesives and sealants have been… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): African Americans suffer a disproportionate health burden from chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, cancer, hypertension and stroke, diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, African America
ns experience significantly more premature… more
Abstract:Accessible and portable watercraft transfer devices that provide safe access to boats for individuals who have difficulty boarding boats such as people with mobility impairments balance issues or lower extremity injuries.
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