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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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Participants (9)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
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€ 283 750,00
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Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
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€ 522 580,00
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Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ludwigsburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
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€ 421 143,00
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University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
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€ 355 460,50
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Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
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€ 11 928,50
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42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ISD LYSEIS OLOKRIROMENON SYSTIMATONANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
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€ 405 000,00
Address
Kifissias Avenue 32 Ktipio B Atrina Center
151 25 Maroussi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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€ 0,00
WALTER PAK SL
Spain
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€ 645 625,00
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Pg Igorreko Industrialdea Pab C4
48140 Igorre

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SYMBIOSE
France
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€ 70 000,00
Address
5 Za De Bellevue Iv
33710 Pugnac

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
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€ 335 215,00
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Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio

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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00