GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2012

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Web service [Tactile Map Automated Creation System (tmacs) for Blind People]
Business Owner
Watanabe Laboratory, Department of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Niigata
Category
Social infrastructure, platform
Company
Watanabe Laboratory, Department of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Niigata (Japan)
Award Number
12GC31063
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2012

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Outline

We developed a Web application system "tmacs" that enables blind persons to produce tactile maps of arbitrary locations in Japan.

Producer

Watanabe Tetsuya, Department of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Niigata

Director

Yamaguchi Toshimitsu, Graduate School of Science and Technology, University of Niigata and Kazunori Minatani, National Center for University Entrance Examination

Designer

Yamaguchi Toshimitsu, Graduate School of Science and Technology, University of Niigata

More information

http://tmacs.eng.niigata-u.ac.jp/tmacs-dev/

Already in service/use
2008/11/2
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