We believe that blind people should be able to access any information without the help of others.

That's why we are
developing the Tactonom.

We believe that blind people should be
able to access any information
without the help of others.

Our vision
Our vision
Frontalansicht des Tactonom
Our vision

We believe that blind people should be able to access any information without the help of others.

That's why we are developing the Tactonom.

That's why we are developing the Tactonom.

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The Tactonom

The Tactonom will enable blind people to access any kind of information. This is achieved by combining

  • a huge number of tactile points,
  • camera-based finger recognition,
  • audio explanations and
  • comprehensive software.

Details

The integrated finger recognition allows the Tactonom to explain the elements under the fingertips through audio.

The software automatically converts information into tactile and audio information.

Removing barriers

The Tactonom will be able to display graphical information in addition to Braille. This includes tables, web pages, floor plans, graphics, images, environment plans, flow charts, formulas, shapes, icons and much more. Thereby, we will facilitate the access to information for blind people.

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Progress/Status

An important challenge in the development is to keep the Tactonom with its huge amounts of touch points affordable. For that reason, we are developing a completely new actuator technology. With major support from the European Union, we are working hard to finalize the Tactonom. This will keep us busy throughout 2021.

Supported by the European Union

The development of the Tactonom is co-funded by the program Horizon 2020 of the European Union under project numbers 828110 and 968187.

Flagge der europäischen Union

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020
programme of the European Union