Social Responsibility


The founder of MAP Cardoso has in its history as a researcher, several studies demonstrating unequivocally his concern with the use of technology focused on the issue of social inclusion, and it was with great satisfaction that MAP has developed its innovative PNE module for the use of Injet System by the visually impaired. This module performs social inclusion of people with special needs (PNE) in accordance with current legislation, which establishes a percentage of hiring people with special needs in relation to the total number of employees. This solution IDW PNE encounters the need to implement a chain of help (Help Chain) that enables communication support to prevent the occurrence of loss or discontinuity of the flow of the production process. The results obtained have demonstrated a decrease in losses mainly in unscheduled downtime by more rapid corrective actions and monitoring of production. Besides representing an example of resilience and commitment of those who introduced us to understand what is true difficulty. Repeating the words of an industrial director from one of the companies that use the IDW PNE: “Gains obtained with reduced downtime justify the project several times, but our biggest gain was the example of overcoming that made this company not use the term more difficult, but setbacks to be solved”.



Eye Mouse

The Eye mouse has its origin in the year 1994, when Prof. Manuel Cardoso, in a visit to the University Hospital of Manaus, was able to observe a patient with complete loss of mobility and without oral communication skills, but had clarity to try to communicate with an eye blinking code. The syllogism used was that: "all mechanical movement in the body is done by the whole muscle and muscle is electrically excited”. The professor studied the physiologism of the human eye as regards the movement of the eyeball and identified the possibility of their biological “sensorize” its electrical signals and treat them computationally. Eye mouse is formed by sensors placed on the patient's face and that are connected to the electronic circuit that amplifies tens of thousands of times and filters these signals to separate them from other biological electrical signals that characterize the movement of the eyeball to right, left, up , down and blinking of left eye and right eye.



 Lab secretary using usando the Eye mouse.

Voice of the Mute

Recalling that the vast majority of people who do not speak its due to lack of hearing, and these people generally do lip reading for understanding what people say, but most people who talk and listen do not know the sign language (in Brazil LIBRA language), which complicates the communication of people with the hearing impaired. Prof. Manuel Cardoso developed a glove with annular sensors and an interface to a laptop computer attached to the waist, which has an output interface with a microphone placed in the pocket. Embedded in the laptop a software is utilized to recognize gestures and relates to pre-programmed words and phrases by the user, and in a gesture of his closed hand, causes the laptop to synthesize electronic voice reading the text for the recognition of gestures.