Rapid and Accurate Idea Transfer

Period of Performance: 01/18/2008 - 07/30/2008


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Perigean Technologies LLC
8108 Lee Jackson Circle
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Principal Investigator


This proposal offers a revolution in the way that we think about capturing and sharing human thought. We submit that improvements in the rapidity and accuracy of transfer of human thought will follow naturally when the initial transfer is done right that is, when knowledge is first made meaningful and objective. Concept Maps are a graphical display of knowledge that is comprised of concepts connected by directed arcs encoding brief relationships between pairs of concepts. These relationships usually consist of verbs, forming propositions or phrases for each pair of concepts. Drawing on the basic characteristics of concept mapping, new approaches for the presentation of human thought are currently being developed by our team. This proposal seeks to build upon the current capabilities for creating Concept Maps offered by CmapTools, and through this research our team will develop revolutionary ways to improve rapid and accurate idea transfer. Most importantly, we have already identified a Commercialization Strategy and are working closely with a commercialization partner.