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Haptic Printed and Patterned Interfaces for Sensitive Surface

Objective

The Automotive HMI (Human Machine Interface) will soon undergo dramatic changes, with large plastic dashboards moving from the ‘push-buttons’ era to the ‘tactile’ era. User demand for aesthetically pleasing and seamless interfaces is ever increasing, with touch sensitive interfaces now commonplace. However, these touch interfaces come at the cost of haptic feedback, which raises concerns regarding the safety of eyeless interact ion during driving. The HAPPINESS project intends to address these concerns through technological solutions, introducing new capabilities for haptic feedback on these interfaces.
The main goal of the HAPPINESS project is to develop a smart conformable surface able to offer different tactile sensations via the development of a Haptic Thin and Organic Large Area Electronic technology (TOLAE), integrating sensing and feedback capabilities, focusing on user requirements and ergonomic designs. To this aim, by gathering all the value chain actors (materials, technology manufacturing, OEM integrator) for application within the automotive market, the HAPPINESS project will offer a new haptic Human-Machine Interface technology, integrating touch sensing and disruptive feedback capabilities directly into an automotive dashboard.
Based on the consortium skills, the HAPPINESS project will demonstrate the integration of Electro-Active Polymers (EAP) in a matrix of mechanical actuators on plastic foils. The objectives are to fabricate these actuators with large area and cost effective printing technologies and to integrate them through plastic molding injection into a small-scale dashboard prototype. We will design, implement and evaluate new approaches to Human-Computer Interaction on a fully functional prototype that combines in packaging both sensors and actuator foils, driven by custom electronics, and accessible to end-users via software libraries, allowing for the reproduction of common and accepted sensations such as Roughness, Vibration and Relief.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 723 304

Participants (7)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 283 750
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 522 580
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 143
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 367 389
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISD LYSEIS OLOKRIROMENON SYSTIMATONANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 405 000
Address
Kifissias Avenue 32 Ktipio B Atrina Center
15125 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WALTER PAK SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 715 625
Address
Pg Igorreko Industrialdea Pab C4
48140 Igorre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 335 215
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations