Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung Project CARDIAC







Coordination Action in R&D in Accessible and Assistive ICT

Short description

It is the goal of CARDIAC to support the research and development activities in accessible and assistive information technology by showing future development potentials and by stimulating the cooperation of industry and researchers.

Description of work

CARDIAC will elaborate and disseminate information on the following four topics:

  • Inclusive Human-Machine Interaction
  • Network-Based Applications
  • Methods and Tools of Technology Transfer - How to achieve accessibility
  • Road-Mapping

A more detailed project description can be found at

Focus of FTB

  • Technology transfer
  • Road-mapping

Contact persons at FTB

  • Dr.-Ing. Helmut Heck (head of FTB development centre)


Project partners

  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Swiss (project leader)
  • Central Remedial Clinic, Ireland
  • Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute, Cyprus
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco , Spain
  • National Research Council - Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara", Italy
  • Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein, Germany
  • John Gill Technology Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Stichting Smart Homes, The Netherlands
  • Universitetet I Oslo , Norway
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology , Israel
  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Institute of Computer Science, Griechenland
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Portugal

Project data

  • Duration: 3/2010 - 2/2013
  • Funding: co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme under the grant agreement 248582.