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Design and construction of self-service intelligent kiosk for demonstration,adaptation and commercialization of spectacles on-line

Grant number: 04/14671-5
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: February 01, 2006 - April 30, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Jarbas Caiado de Castro Neto
Grantee:Jarbas Caiado de Castro Neto
Company:Optotech Tecnologia e Serviços Ltda (OptoTech)
City: São Carlos


The aim of this project is to develop and build an automatic, self-service, intelligent kiosk for the adaptation, testing and commercialization of spectacles. This solution is the result of the company’s experience in the sale of spectacles via the internet, in which problems of credibility in the process were noted, due to the lack of physical presence and measuring instruments and calibration of the patient’s optical data. The development of this kiosk should also offer a virtual on-line trial of the available frame models. The Digitok authoring system for self-service solutions will be used to create products in three modules. These modules provide the main functionalities for the building of self-service applications, from access to the database up to the remote management and monitoring of procedures. The technologies used in the development, both the authoring systems and the resultant applications, aim for the perfect integration of different environments, using standardized tools and components. The installation of the kiosk will use interactive forms of software, which will be able to integrate various devices such as touch-screen, printers, cameras, microphones, media recorders, presence sensors, bank card and bar code readers, and coin and note collectors, among others. (AU)