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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 15
Total Value of Awards $2.25MM
First Award Date 01/01/97
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Rovins Michele R. Rovins 2
Jensema Dr. Corinne K. Jensema 1
Bednarczyk Anngela Bednarczyk 1 Message
Jensemp Carl Jensemp 1 Message
Jensema Carl J. Jensema 4 Message
Jensema Jensema 1
Vinopol Corinne K. Vinopol 7 Message

15 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EA-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This SBIR Phase I project proposes to produce online software that enables deaf users to obtain English equivalents for American Sign Language (ASL) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) signs. Many deaf and hard of hearing people who rely on ASL for communication do not have good facility with English, which is both spoken (a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EA-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to addresses the need for improved science literacy and knowledge of young deaf children by producing an e-book series on STEM topics with American Sign Language (ASL) translations. Each e-book will focus on a specific topic and include three original related sub-topic stories. ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will result in a robust assistive technology, cost-wise accessible to deaf individuals and their families/service providers, as well as businesses, which functions as: (1) An instructional tool to improve the literacy of deaf children and adults, and (2) A real-time translation device (i.e...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EA4-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Unavailable

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will examine the feasibility of producing a hardware/software system that will enable a user to: 1) scan paper-based text; 2) read screen-based text; and 3) type and have that text appear in software that supports it with American Sign Language graphics and video clips in real time. ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07
PI: Unavailable

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a bio-electronic portable device that translates American Sign Language (ASL), a gestural language that has no written representation, to spoken and written English. The development of such a device implies design and refinement...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Education
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04
PI: Jensema

Many disabled students, especially those who have hearing problems, could benefit from real-time transcription of classroom auditory communication to replace or supplement interpreting. Various professional services exist that could be used to provide such transcription, but all have high cost as a major drawback. The proposed project focuses o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Education
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

Development of a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for students with disabilities using speech recognition technology, off-the-shelf equipment, and commonly available software

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Education
Topic: 2002
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Education
Topic: 2002
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Education
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

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