TACMON

DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST INTERACTIVE GRAPHICAL TACTILE DISPLAY CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING TEXTUAL AND GRAPHICAL INFORMATION AS ADVANCED USER INTERFACE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

 Coordinatore INFORMATIKAI TAVKOZLESI ES ELEKTRONIKAI VALLALKOZASOK SZOVETSEGE 

 Organization address address: Vermezo ut 4
postcode: 1012

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Klara
Cognome: Heilingbrunner
Email: send email
Telefono: 3612666346
Fax: 3612357617

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Hungary [HU]
 Sito del progetto http://www.tacmon.eu/new/
 Totale costo 3˙857˙480 €
 EC contributo 2˙926˙833 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2007-2
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME-AG
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-11-01   -   2011-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1 INFORMATIKAI TAVKOZLESI ES ELEKTRONIKAI VALLALKOZASOK SZOVETSEGE HU coordinator 20˙616.00
2    METEC INGENIEUR-AKTIENGESELLSCHAFTMEDIZINTECHNIK-FEINWERKTECHNIK AG

 Organization address address: HASENBERGSTRASSE 31
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70178

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Uwe
Cognome: Grotz
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 6660310
Fax: +49 711 6660333

DE (STUTTGART) participant 306˙519.64
3    EUREXCEL MEMBERSHIP PROJECTS LIMITED

 Organization address address: GRANARD BUSINESS CENTRE, BUNNS LANE 7
city: LONDON
postcode: NW7 2DQ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Robert
Cognome: Jennings
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 27 47 08 42
Fax: +44 1572 757576

UK (LONDON) participant 289˙154.70
4    ENABLEMART UK LTD

 Organization address address: THAMES ROAD 43
city: BARKING
postcode: IG11 0HQ

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maren
Cognome: Moon
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 8532 6141
Fax: +44 20 8532 6140

UK (BARKING) participant 285˙087.24
5    MICRO DATORS SIA

 Organization address address: ELIZABETES STREET 65/12
city: RIGA
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ivo
Cognome: Berkolds
Email: send email
Telefono: +371 29718116
Fax: 37167281168

LV (RIGA) participant 280˙398.50
6    LATVIJAS ELEKTRORUPNIECIBAS BIZNESA INOVACIJU CENTRS

 Organization address address: ROPAZU IELA 140
city: RIGA
postcode: LV-1006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Janis
Cognome: Smilga
Email: send email
Telefono: 37129109950
Fax: 37167542184

LV (RIGA) participant 276˙622.95
7    ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN LTD

 Organization address address: "GARDENIA, Vjal il-Mostin Qalbiena 142"
city: Mosta MST05
postcode: N/A

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Bonello
Email: send email
Telefono: +3562148 2143
Fax: +356 2148 2144

MT (Mosta MST05) participant 270˙267.50
8    Informatika a Latasserultekert Alapitvany

 Organization address address: Hermina ut 47
city: Budapest
postcode: 1146

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mihaly
Cognome: Szuhaj
Email: send email
Telefono: +361 273 3180
Fax: +361 273 3189

HU (Budapest) participant 268˙225.56
9    KARMIC SARL

 Organization address address: RUE DES COTES DE MONTBENON 30
city: LAUSANNE
postcode: 1003

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yit-Shun
Cognome: Leung Ki
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 21 311 0961
Fax: +41 21 311 0973

CH (LAUSANNE) participant 265˙394.98
10    PRODUCTION TRADE AND SERVICE COMPANY ARTHAUS DOO IMPORT-EXPORT SKOPJE

 Organization address address: STREET NARODEN FRONT 5/2-30
city: SKOPJE
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Borjanka
Cognome: Nikolova
Email: send email
Telefono: +389 2 3176063

MK (SKOPJE) participant 183˙360.13
11    MITTS FOUNDATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY

 Organization address address: "GATTARD HOUSE, NATIONAL ROAD - GATTARD HOUSE TRIQ NAZZJONALI"
city: BLATA L BAJDA
postcode: HMR02

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stanley M
Cognome: Debono
Email: send email
Telefono: +356 259 92659
Fax: +356 259 92659

MT (BLATA L BAJDA) participant 115˙673.70
12    Sjednocena organizace nevidomych a slabozrakych CR

 Organization address address: Krakovska 21
city: Praha
postcode: 110 00

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jan
Cognome: Urbánek
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 221 462 467
Fax: +420 221 46 24 61

CZ (Praha) participant 87˙181.00
13    N.S.F. CYBERALL ACCESS LTD

 Organization address address: AGIAS EIRINIS NEFELI HOUSE 4
city: LEMESOS
postcode: 3095

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nikolaos
Cognome: Floratos
Email: send email
Telefono: +357 25 814 834
Fax: +357 25 814 835

CY (LEMESOS) participant 85˙939.00
14    CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

 Organization address address: RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
city: NEUCHATEL
postcode: 2007

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alex
Cognome: Dommann
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 32 720 5035
Fax: +41 32 720 5700

CH (NEUCHATEL) participant 79˙591.70
15    ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT

 Organization address address: TETENYI UT 84-86
city: BUDAPEST
postcode: 1119

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Melinda
Cognome: Kuthy
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 1 7874024
Fax: +36 1 7874390

HU (BUDAPEST) participant 67˙680.00
16    AITIA INTERNATIONAL INFORMATIKAI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RT

 Organization address address: CZETZ JANOS UTCA 48-50
city: BUDAPEST
postcode: 1039

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Laszlo
Cognome: Gulyas
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 1 453 8080
Fax: +36 1 453 8081

HU (BUDAPEST) participant 23˙688.00
17    ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

 Organization address address: CALLE VICTOR PRADERA 45
city: CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT BARCELONA
postcode: 8940

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anna
Cognome: Szathmàry
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 93 2049922
Fax: +34 93 2049866

ES (CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT BARCELONA) participant 21˙432.40
18    77 ELEKTRONIKA MUSZERIPARI KFT

 Organization address address: FEHERVARI UTCA 98
city: BUDAPEST
postcode: 1116

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gabor
Cognome: Bayer
Email: send email
Telefono: 3612061480
Fax: 3612061481

HU (BUDAPEST) participant 0.00
19    INFORMATION SOCIETY OPEN TO IMPAIRMENTS E-ISOTIS

 Organization address address: Klitaimnistras 40
city: "N LIOSIA, ATHENS"
postcode: 13122

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Panos
Cognome: Papoutsis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302103000000
Fax: 302103000000

EL ("N LIOSIA, ATHENS") participant 0.00
20    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

 Organization address address: University Avenue
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G12 8QQ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stephen
Cognome: Brewster
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1413304966
Fax: +44 141 3304913

UK (GLASGOW) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The aim of the TACMON proposal is to increase SME competitive advantage in the special needs sector by offering an innovative and cost-effective technology to help the visually impaired to have access to graphical and text-oriented information. The TACMON technology is innovative in that it applies electrostatic MEMS actuator technologies with a micro hydraulic amplitude transmission to realize a large matrix of tactile dots using cost-effective bath-processing technologies. There are 7.4 million visually impaired people in the European Union. High unemployment amongst the disabled is a serious social and economic problem for the EU, as continued exclusion from productive activity requires increasing state-funded support for social programs. 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. Furthermore, the EU is investing heavily in e-learning to modernize education and training, but locking out the visually impaired since information and communication technologies are heavily oriented to visual user interfaces. The EU must quickly address the needs of sector SMEs that provide technological solutions for the disabled, as there is a continuous competitive threat from both foreign companies and large enterprises. TACMON offers SMEs an innovative technology targeting an interactive graphical tactile display and user interface for the visually impaired to access electronic information. TACMON technology can contribute to the creation of new business opportunities in software for learning, leisure, communicating via Internet, among many others for the disabled community. The TACMON product responds to important market demands in industry, education and other sectors that lack appropriate inclusive technology adaptable to meet the needs of their visually impaired clients.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

There are 12 million blind people in the European Union. They need effective assistive technologies that can help them find employment and avoid social exclusion.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

High unemployment rates amongst blind people are a serious social and economic problem for the EU. Their exclusion from the workforce leads to social isolation, which ultimately results in higher social support costs for society. Assistive technologies can help overcome these barriers.

The EU-funded http://www.tacmon.eu/new/ (TACMON) project developed an innovative and cost-effective touch screen technology that provides blind people with interactive access to both textual and graphically oriented electronic information. The system consists of three modules: a novel tactile actuator chip based on micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology, the driver electronics for the MEMS, including high-voltage electronics, and a pneumatic support system.

In combination with conductive elastomer technologies, MEMS technology is critical for success. MEMS allows for a large matrix of tactile dots to be produced using low-cost electrochemical bath techniques. The pneumatic support system ensures the forces on the tactile dots are maintained.

Software specifications for this module, which is a graphical application, were specified with the help of the HyperBraille project. TACMON's research was successfully completed with a small-scale functional prototype demonstrating the viability of both the actuator technology and the other technologies required.

A start-up company holding the jointly-owned TACMON intellectual property rights has been established as a platform for the further development and market introduction of the project's technology.

The current technology already offers a significant cost advantage compared to the state of the art. However, the consortium is eager to develop the technology, reduce costs and bring graphical tactile displays to the market at a price comparable to current Braille single line displays. This will help to create new opportunities for Europe's blind citizens.

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