The company has submitted a grant funding proposal that would complete the development of the tactile display. The proposed product would have a multi touch user interface and be able to present a full page of refreshable text and graphics.
The far, the R&D has been funded by $390,000 in grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The proposal includes usability testing, sensor testing and integration, fabrication of components, manufacturing studies, etc.
The proposal was submitted to the National Eye Institute, the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Aging. We are also reaching out to foundations for funding to complete the development.