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 compensatory software for people with visual impairments, or reading or learning problems such as dyslexia.  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 Reporter Smart, is a recent and excellent example of a reading device developed in-house. In addition to the production and development of hardware and software, Sensotec partners 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 and Audio Notetaker. We stay up-to-date on scientific research and new technologies. We combine this knowledge with our many years of experience as the leading company in our sector. Our research is focused on:

  • language and speech technological applications for people with dyslexia 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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