Wicab, Inc.

Middleton, WI 53562

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 10
Total Value of Awards $3.02MM
First Award Date 05/11/01
Most Recent Award Date 02/15/09

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Tyler Mitchell E Tyler 4
Kamm Kathi L Kamm 1
Bach-Y-Rita Paul Bach-Y-Rita 1
Danilov Yuri Danilov 2
Hogle Richard Hogle 1
Arnoldussen Aimee Louise Arnoldussen 1

10 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 02/15/09 - 02/14/12

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary goals of this Phase I proposal are (1) to develop a prototype of a novel vision-assisting device that `displays'images from the area of vision loss (derived from a user's scotoma region) on the tongue and (2) to establish the proof of principle that individuals with macular degeneration can use th...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-03-85
Budget: 07/01/07 - 06/30/10

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Enormous medical and technical progress has been made in detecting, treating, and reducing the adverse impact of nearly all other sensory impairments, except for loss of the sense of balance. Time and training in compensatory skills can help ameliorate some of the life-altering effects of this syndrome for pa...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-03-85
Budget: 06/15/06 - 06/30/07

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Enormous medical and technical progress has been made in detecting, treating, and reducing the adverse impact of nearly all other sensory impairments, except for loss of the sense of balance. Time and training in compensatory skills can help ameliorate some of the life-altering effects of this syndrome for pa...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/15/04 - 03/15/07

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lip-reading is the primary mode of linguistic communication for thousands of hard of hearing individuals. There are ambiguities in lip reading that make it problematic. Currently available tactile aids to lip reading have the following problems: 1. They do not provide enough information to resolve ambiguities...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/01/04 - 08/31/07

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop a practical, cosmetically acceptable substitute for visual information that will improve the spatial cognition and overall functional abilities of blind individuals across the life span. Phase 1 showed that the tongue-based system exceeded expectations. Specifically...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/01/04 - 08/31/05

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an electrotactile vestibular substitution system (ETVS) for persons with loss of balance due to vestibular loss. The artificial sensor (an accelerometer) as well as the tactile array of tongue stimulators will be built into a dental orthodontic retainer. This phase 2 proposal will build ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/15/03 - 08/31/04

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop an electrotactile vestibular substitution system (ETVS) for persons with loss of balance due to vestibular loss. The artificial sensor (an accelerometer) as well as the tactile array of tongue stimulators will be built into a dental orthodontic retainer. This phase 2 proposal will build ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/01/03 - 08/31/04

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop a practical, cosmetically acceptable substitute for visual information that will improve the spatial cognition and overall functional abilities of blind individuals across the life span. Phase 1 showed that the tongue-based system exceeded expectations. Specifically...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/04/01 - 11/30/01

DESCRIPTION: This is a phase SBIR application to test the functionality of a electrotactile tongue stimulation system designed to be used as a substitute for vision by blind children. The device maps processed video signals into an array of electrodes that stimulate the tongue. The electrode array can be built into an...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/11/01 - 04/30/02

DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Abstract): We propose to develop a vestibular substitution system for persons with bilateral vestibular loss. It will consist of a MEMS technology two degree of freedom accelerometer chip placed on the back of an array of electrotactile stimulators in contact with the tongue: the human m...

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