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MUVII Report Summary

Project ID: IST-2000-28463
Funded under: FP5-IST
Country: France

Set up of a start-up company commercialising the project results in Laval

The initial goal of MUVII project was to prove the possibility to design two kinds of devices using haptic metaphors at a low price. The project has reached this goal with the creation of ITD and IKD devices. We have proved with the duplication workpackage that the cost of this device is low as far as the price of the duplicated prototype is lower than industrialized products already present on the international market.

To go further, it was necessary to set up a new start-up company to industrialise and commercialise the new products. An alternative solution was also to transfer the technology to an existing company with the condition for this company to be installed in the Laval Science Park.

We have convinced the most relevant company, which is Haption, a spin-off of CEA that has developed the Virtuose haptic arm to establish their offices in Laval and to begin a new activity based on haptic metaphor Technology.

This activity is now going to start and we hope to have a commercial product within the next 2 years. The first product will be based on IKD prototype which can be interfaced with other existing products and that will also be installed in the SAS Cube environment operated by CLARTE (Centre Lavallois de Ressources Technologiques). This is why we consider that this result is very important and confirm the complete success of MUVII project.

Reported by

Laval Mayenne Technopole
6, rue Léonard de Vinci - BP 0102
53001 LAVAL Cedex
France
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