Ascent Technology

Boulder, CO 80304

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $0.0
First Award Date 01/01/93
Most Recent Award Date 05/01/98

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Sears James T Sears 5

5 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/01/98 - 04/30/99

The independent reading device (IRA) is a one handed portable electronic reading aid that vocalizes words and sentences encountered in daily reading activity including pill bottles, newspaper, and food packaging. A unique tactile interface assists users in locating and tracking the words to be spoken. Dur...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/15/97 - 04/30/98

The independent reading device (IRA) is a one handed portable electronic reading aid that vocalizes words and sentences encountered in daily reading activity including pill bottles, newspaper, and food packaging. A unique tactile interface assists users in locating and tracking the words to be spoken. Dur...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/25/95 - 07/31/96

The proposed project will develop and test an innovative computer assisted reading device for improving the ability of elderly visually impaired users to complete independent living tasks. The unique optical character recognition and voice synthesis device requires only one hand for operation and can read ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/01/93 - 06/30/94

DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from applicant's abstract): The proposed research will investigate a uniquely configured optical to tactile converter which packages both the optical camera and a miniaturized vibrotactile display into a compact handheld configuration. The increased haptic awareness afforded to the user by this configuration is expec...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 01/01/93 - 06/30/93

This research will investigate a blind mobility aid which uses kinesthetic feedback to intuitively communicate to the user the range and texture of surfaces in the extended environment. The handheld device will contain an infrared optical ranging module with the range output. The sensitivity and directivity of the device will allow users to fee...