SBIR N121-061

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SBIR N121-061:

Physics Based Multi-Touch Movement Interface Creation for 3D Modeling and Simulation

JHT’s proxSIMity Advanced Touch System (ATS) was developed during Phases I and II of a Government funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The technology offers a new, creative and more complex approach for interacting with multi-touch hardware devices (i.e. touchscreen displays and monitors, Apple iPhones and iPads, Android Phones and Tablets, etc.) that incorporates multi-touch, pressure sensitive interaction approach (i.e. physics, navigation and meta gestures Applications Programming Interface (API)). Multi-touch, pressure sensitive hand gestures, combined with real-time physics can result in more realistic and intuitive software applications for the training, simulation, architectural design, and entertainment industries.

Phase III SBIR Data Rights:

Under the SBIR Phase III Directive, any work at this phase does not require further competition due to satisfaction of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Therefore, agencies wishing to purchase proxSIMity training solutions can do so as a sole source procurement. 


  • Agencies wishing to purchase products, services, or additional R&D effort can do so as a “sole source” procurement

  • Justification & Approval (J&A), if required, need only cite pursuant to FAR 6.302-5 that the award “derives from, extends, or logically concludes” prior SBIR efforts and is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304(b)(2) or 41 U.S.C. 3303(b)

  • Phase I and II awards automatically satisfy the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) – No ability to protest a Phase III award

  • There are no limits on:

    • Contract Value, Size or Type

    • Government funding “color of money”

    • Workshare – With JHT as your prime contractor, JHT need not perform 51% of the work