NASA STTR 2005 Solicitation


RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:Robotics and Virtual Digital Human Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE:Advanced 3D Human Simulation Components with Thermal/Haptic Feedback and Tissue Deformation

NAME: HPN Software Consultant, Inc. NAME:Stanford University School of Medicine
ADDRESS:18519 Egret Bay, Suite 1509 ADDRESS:701A Welch Road, Suite 1128
CITY:Houston CITY:Palo Alto
STATE/ZIP:TX  77058-3353 STATE/ZIP:CA  94304-0000
PHONE: (281) 333-3846 PHONE: (408) 781-1900

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TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In integrating the following three significant components for its research/research and development (R/R&D) effort, the power of this candidate Phase II project will be demonstrated and developed the following
1. Software Application Development Toolkit for Simulation and Training
2. Physiological Hardware/Software Interface for Dynamic Balance Trainer.
3. A Data Glove and control system captures the motion of the Robonaut hand and finger
The multi-faceted CVEST development environment operates as a plug-and-play interface to various software and hardware products specializing in virtual reality-based simulation development. The final Phase II demonstration will feature to show the CVEST toolkit for the CEV Seat design concept

This STTR Phase II candidate project will concentrate on some new physiological hardware/software devices to produce a Dynamic Balance Trainer System to improve Post-flight Locomotor Performance.

Lastly STTR Phase II candidate project will develop and demo a prototype concept device to capture the positional and rotational of the Robonaut hand

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
o Virtual CEV cockpit design
o Virtual Emergency scenarios based on doffing/donning of space suit in the CEV cockpit
o Enhancement of the Dynamic Balance Trainer to Improve Post-flight Locomotor Performance
o Assembly of Space Station truss sections
o Inspection, analysis/planning, and maintenance/repair of Space Shuttle tile and other protective systems
o Exploration, remote mission operation, and data/sample collection sample from other planet by Robonaut
o Extravehicular missions (space walk, truss repair, solar array correction, etc.) assisted by Robonautic systems

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
SubSea's ROV technologies will be able to perform the following capabilities:
Underwater exploration
Underwater pipeline laying and deployment
CVEST simulations that would feature the following:
Robonaut assisting a virtual Fire Fighter in performing hazardous tactics where humans could be threatened by fire and/or smoke exposure
Robonaut rescuing victims from building collapse

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

Architectures and Networks
Biomedical and Life Support
Control Instrumentation
Human-Robotic Interfaces
Integrated Robotic Concepts and Systems
Operations Concepts and Requirements
Optical & Photonic Materials
Simulation Modeling Environment

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