Ghandileo project partnership agreement signed

IRT Nanoelec, the CEA, FIPHFP (an organization that supports the integration of people with disabilities into public-sector employment), and the Prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhône region have signed a partnership to ensure closer cooperation and secure funding for the Ghandileo project.

The CEA and FIPHFP have been working together for several years. This new agreement is the natural next step in their partnership, and will cover a study to determine the feasibility of an indoor GPS system to meet the unique workplace needs of people with disabilities. The partnership establishes a groundbreaking new project, Ghandileo, which will build on prior work done by the CEA and FIPHFP under the Inovaccess and Acte programs. Based on the development and prototyping work already completed by the CEA, testing to assess the indoor GPS’s technical capabilities has been underway for several weeks at a CEA building and the IRT Nanoelec indoor platform.

A second round of testing is expected to kick off by year’s end, this time out in the “real world” at a facility of the Prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhône region, where the prototype will be put into actual use helping visually-impaired users. The project will contribute to major progress in getting people with disabilities into the workforce.