Skip to main content

Development of a very low-cost Interactive Graphical Tactile Display as advanced user interface for visually impaired

Objective

The aim of TACMON2 is to develop an innovative technology for the low-cost realization of a large area Interactive Graphical Tactile Display as a computer periphery for visually impaired people, providing them a new dimension of access also to graphical oriented electronic information and to a wider range of PC applications. The proposed Graphical Tactile Display will consist of a fine matrix of tactile (haptic) accessible for the human touch sense, thus for visually impaired people. The concept of the cost reduction is the application of technologies, which allow the batch production of the actuator matrix on the surface without the need for individual assembly of actuators for each tactile dot.

The TACMON2 technology is innovative in the combination of the applied technologies realizing an electrostatic pneumatic hybrid actuator system. A proof of concept has been successfully demonstrated based on silicon MEMS technology. The aim of the current project is a significant cost reduction by transferring the proofed concept from silicon base to LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) based technology, as well as by developing a compact and integrated pneumatic support system realized in polymer technology.

TACMON2 proposal intends to increase SME competitive advantage in the special needs sector by offering an innovative and cost-effective. There are 7.4 million visually impaired people in the European Union. High unemployment amongst the visually impaired is a serious social and economic problem for the EU. There is a need for effective assistive technology to facilitate employment of the visually impaired and for industry to better be able to meet anti-discrimination legislation, as well as to avoid the increasing exclusion from the increasingly visual/graphical oriented of information and communication technologies. The EU must quickly address the needs of sector SMEs that provide technological solutions for the disabled.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 34 100
Administrative Contact
Péter Faragó (Mr.)

Participants (13)

METEC INGENIEUR-AKTIENGESELLSCHAFTMEDIZINTECHNIK-FEINWERKTECHNIK AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 349 509,50
Address
Hasenbergstrasse 31
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Grotz (Mr.)
MICRO DATORS SIA

Participation ended

Latvia
EU contribution
€ 80 890,50
Address
Elizabetes Street 65/12
1050 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ina Gudele (Mrs.)
KARMIC SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 255 400
Address
Rue Des Cotes De Montbenon 30
1003 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yit-Shun Leung Ki (Dr.)
PRODUCTION TRADE AND SERVICE COMPANY ARTHAUS DOO IMPORT-EXPORT SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 232 000
Address
Street Naroden Front 5/2-30
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borjanka Nikolova
VIA electronic GmH[1]
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 800
Address
Robert Friese Strasse 3
07629 Hermsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franz Bechtold (Mr.)
Informatika a Latasserultekert Alapitvany
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 124 400
Address
Hermina Ut 47
1146 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mihaly Szuhaj (Mr.)
Sjednocena organizace nevidomych a slabozrakych CR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 200
Address
Krakovska 21
110 00 Praha
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jan Urbanek (Mr.)
MITTS FOUNDATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY
Malta
EU contribution
€ 26 700
Address
Gattard House, National Road - Gattard House Triq Nazzjonali
HMR02 Blata L Bajda
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stanley Debono (Mr.)
VIRTUALWARE 2007 SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 400
Address
Calle Usausuaga Modulo 5 6 7 Planta 7 Superior Elemento 3 Parcela 8 1 Poligono Artunduaga 7
48970 Basauri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jon Arambarri (Mr.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 51 000
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Baborowski Jacek (Dr.)
AITIA INTERNATIONAL INFORMATIKAI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 20 400
Address
Czetz Janos Utca 48-50
1039 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Gulyas (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 16 200
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leszek Golonka (Prof.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS METALMECANICAS, AFINES Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 000
Address
Parque Tecnologico Valencia - Avda. Leonardo Da Vinci 38
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sánchez De La Asunción (Mr.)