NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-1 X13.01-9164
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Space Human Factors Assessment Tools
PROPOSAL TITLE: Handheld CAT Video Game

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 461-9300

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Victor Tang
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 461-9300

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract:

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The proposed project is to design, develop and fabricate a handheld video game console for astronauts during long space flight. This portable hardware runs entertaining games that detect neurocognitive deficits and give an objective feedback to the astronaut about this decrement. This facilitates the crewmembers and flight surgeons to prescribe recommended countermeasures to the cognitive decrement.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This project has a number of innovative aspects, which will provide the crewmembers an entertaining and portable tool for cognitive monitoring. Benefits include early detection of cognitive decrement and identification of cognitive decrement catalysts. It also provides a handheld gaming platform for the crewmembers to play multi-player interactive games to promote teamwork and to reduce stress during long space flight.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Handheld portable game console with an open architecture will attract a lot of game developers to build games on this platform. With the CAT game engine built-in the handheld game console, other non-violent games will be developed for all ages. This opens up a new type of game for the gamers. In addition, the DoD personnel can use CAT based video game to train their personnel as well as a recruiting tool.

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.

Data Input/Output Devices
Human-Computer Interfaces

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