Novel actuator for large-scale graphic tactile displays
The World Health Organization counts some 300 million people who are visually impaired, worldwide. Yet, progress has been limited in recent decades on tactile displays that allow for texts to be translated and graphics turned to touchable pixels. This ERC Consolidator project aims to further advance micro-actuator array technology with a fundamentally new concept termed the Capillary Lock Actuator (CaLA). CaLA will be a significant breakthrough in the field, allowing for a wide range of applications in microsystem technology. Most importantly, it will mark a significant step in making information technology inclusive for all people who are visually impaired, providing a cost-effective solution to large-scale tactile displays.
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