Research and development

Research and development is an important part of Sensotec. Of the almost 40 employees who work at our registered office in Jabbeke, 15 work in the R&D department.  They work each day to improve and expand our range of software, mainly for people with visual impairments, or reading or learning problems such as dyslexia.  We also develop technology for the general market such as among others the reading app for the Royal Dutch Library. In addition to individuals, we also provide solutions for government bodies, associations and companies. Examples of apps and software developed in-house that are used worldwide: KNFB Reader app, Online Daisy, compensatory software Alinea.

R&D office Sensotec also has a smaller department for hardware research and development.  The my Board Buddy clever smartboard enhancer & our reading device Reporter Smart, are excellent examples of in-house developments.

In addition to the production and development of hardware and software, Sensotec partners in R&D projects (often in collaboration with a university) & with foreign manufacturers to provide the localisation (adapting to local context), translation and international distribution of various software programs. The most well-known are Kurzweil 1000 & 3000 . We stay up-to-date on scientific research and new technologies. Where our expertise can contribute, we also enthusiastically participate in studies that focus on language-related software developments.

As leading company in our sector our research is focused on:

  • language and speech technological applications
    • for the general market
    • for people with reading, writing or learning difficulties or visual impairments
  • speech recognition and text-to-speech
  • automatic and simultaneous conversion of braille to regular script and vice versa
  • use of braille for note-taking and of electronic speech as a display method for people with visual impairments
  • making documents accessible and conversion of documents

 

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