of one or another way, are been tie to the Virtual Acoustic Space project.
The pillars that sustain
the project are the University of La Laguna, mainly through the Department
of Physiology of their Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Astrophysics
of the Canary Islands, through their Area of Instrumentation. These two institutions
are the ones in charge to coordinate the project, to form investigators and
to provide the facilities and the technician equipment adapted for the put
We have the aid of other
collaborating institutions that provide facilities and extra financing to
of the Canary Islands
The support of the Government
of the Canary Islands has been in form of funds for the financing of some
phases of our investigation. In July 1996 we received from the Government
of the Canary Islands a subvention of 16 million pesetas (95400 $ aprox.),
in answer to our proposal presented in the public aid of concession of subventions
for the accomplishment of projects of technological innovation (1995 July).
(Spanish Ministry of Social Subjects)
Our project received financing
of the IMSERSO through its program PITER, by value of 15 million pesetas (89400
$ aprox.). The financing was asked for in June 1996 and granted to us in December
of the same year.
Ministry of Science and Technology
At the end of January
2002 we received 31,765,000 pesetas (189400 $ aprox.) of financing from the
national financing I+D plan , and previously we had obtained 24,500,000 pesetas
(146000 $ aprox.) by the same concept in 2001. The quantity of the received
aid from the PROFIT program ascended to 29,600,000 pesetas (176500 $ aprox.)
in 2001 and to 21,500,000 (128200 $ aprox.) in the 2002.
In January 1999 we asked
for European Community financing through the FEDER-CICYT program and in November
of the same year this financing, by a value of 120 million pesetas (715400
$ aprox.), is granted to us, which allows us to approach the second phase
of the project.
Institute of the Canary Islands
Its support has been based
on the concession of new work spaces, as much as offices and an industrial
ship for the preparation of a laboratory. This collaboration began in April
Future manufacture of
the processor for the portable equipment.
Blind People Organization (ONCE)
Since in June 1996 we
presented for the first time our projecto to the ONCE and in special from
our contact with its tiflotechnic unit in March 1997, this organization has
collaborated actively with us, contributing ideas, aids to the financing (from
March of 2001 within the ONCE-ULL agreement, with 6,000,000 of pesetas (35700
$ aprox.) contributed) and volunteers who lend themselves to prove the prototype
in diverse experiments, as well as to put to the test itself of medical and
Hospital of the Canary Islands
In their facilities the
Functional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with externalized sounds stimulation
tests are carried out.
Pixel 486, S.L.
It is a canary company
of audio-visual production that will be dedicated to the diffusion of our