IPart Provided a Pre-Proposal Technical Review to Vizmoo in 2023, for their PhI SBIR for the Dep. of Education. They were successfully awarded $250,000 for work on their ‘Groove Catcher’ platform. IPart is currently working with the company on their PhII proposal.
Vizmoo created Groove Catcher to help neurodiverse students assimilate faster into general education so they can achieve their full potential. These neurodiverse students face two systemic factors that impede their progress in school:
- Neurodiverse students comprise 15% of the public K12 population – and this number is growing (currently 7M students)
- The US does not train or retain a sufficient number of SPED teachers and therapists to provide services to neurodiverse children (36% of school districts face considerable teaching shortage)
Groove Catcher helps students achieve:
Increased overall on-task and goal-oriented attention,
Improved motor skills to engage in educational and daily activities,
Self-regulation: Developing knowledge and skills to regulate one’s emotions and executive functions that impede focus, attention, entrainment, and thus, learning,
Increased learning and higher levels of achievement, and
Increased overall engagement throughout learning activities.
Please join IPart in congratulating Vizmoo and their team on their award and best of luck on their PhII submission. Pennsylvania’s Innovation Partnership (IPart) is supported by an SBA FAST Award & the financial and staff counseling contributions of our IPart Partner Organizations. Vizmoo received IPart’s FREE, Pre-Proposal Technical Review to assist in refining their proposal.